Employment and Internships

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Agency: Coastal Critical Zone Network Cluster
Description:

Postdoctoral Scientist opportunity at the University of Delaware in the study of saltwater intrusion in a changing coastal environment. To learn more, click link here: Postdoc_Ad_UD_Hydrogeology

 

PhD position at George Washington University in plant community ecology and physiology

The Gedan Lab at George Washington University is recruiting a full-time PhD student to research the response of maritime forest and coastal agricultural plant communities to saltwater intrusion. The research will take place at field sites on the Delmarva Peninsula: the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, Monie Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), and Delaware Bay NERR on the St. Jones River. The student will be part of National NSF-supported LTER and Critical Zone Network communities, which will provide numerous opportunities for cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaborations and networking. 

The Gedan Lab (www.gedanlab.com) in the Biological Sciences Department at George Washington University investigates the response of coastal plants and ecosystems to global changes in climate, sea level, nutrient availability, and invasive species. We focus on conservation-priority, shallow, marine ecosystems, especially tidal marsh.  We are interested in marsh migration and the conversion of natural and human-dominated uplands, as well as the novel ecosystems and interactions occurring in transitioning coastal areas. The lab is located in an interdisciplinary science building with a state-of-the-art greenhouse in downtown Washington, DC, across the street from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. The Department of Biological Sciences provides competitive five-year support packages to graduate students through teaching assistantships and fellowships.

Qualified students will have coursework in ecology or environmental science and experience in field research and working with ecological data. Experience with sensor data is preferred but not required. Training will be provided in plant identification and ecological and analytical methods. The Gedan lab is an inclusive environment with people with diverse backgrounds. People of all races, religions, and genders are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 1, 2020. More information on GWU's graduate program can be found at https://biology.columbian.gwu.edu/phd-biology. If interested, please email Keryn Gedan at kgedan@gwu.edu with a CV and relevant experience.

PhD assistantship – the effects of sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion on coastal agroecosystems

The Tully Lab is seeking a motivated PhD student to start in the spring of 2021 in the AgroEcoLab at the University of Maryland (Dept. of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture). Research will focus on the effects of saltwater intrusion on nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon cycling. Fieldwork will be conducted in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia the student will be part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team funded by the NSF. Students will have the opportunity to conduct field and laboratory studies, developing their knowledge of biogeochemistry, soil science, hydrology, and plant community ecology. My lab takes a systems approach to evaluating agricultural sustainability and works closely with farmers to determine how best the scientific community can meet the needs of practitioners. Applicants must, therefore, possess integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, and effective communication in a collaborative setting.

The applicant should have an M.S. degree or substantial undergraduate research in the areas of agroecology, wetland ecology, soil science, environmental science, agronomy, or a related field. Applicants should have at least two years of field and laboratory experience and research focusing on dissolved organic carbon is a plus. Preference will be given to those with experience running atomic absorption spectrometers, flow injection colorimeters, ion chromatographs, gas chromatographs, and other wet chemistry analytical instrumentation.

The AgroEcoLab at the University of Maryland is directed by Dr. Kate Tully. Our research examines how to balance food and environmental objectives in a changing world. The specific project will test the effect of saltwater intrusion, the landward movement of sea salts, on crop productivity, water quality, and metrics of soil health. Our objectives are to develop management strategies and policy frameworks that can balance farmer needs and environmental health on coastal farms that are losing land to saltwater intrusion. Learn more about our lab on the web at: www.agroecolab.org

To apply, please send me an email (kltully@umd.edu) with your CV, GRE scores, three references, and a brief narrative of your past experience and interest in the program. All applicants must also apply online to the UMD Graduate School and indicate interest in my lab. This position is a fully-funded (competitive graduate stipends, full benefits, and tuition remission) through a 5-year NSF grant.

Agency: Institute for Broadening Participation
Description:

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Since 2003, IBP has connected underrepresented students with STEM funding and research opportunities and has provided faculty and administrators with tools and resources to help promote the positive factors that keep underrepresented students on the STEM pathway into successful STEM careers. The institute's website provides a wealth of resources for students seeking scholarships, fellowships, and internships.

Description:

Five different internship programs may be available through the Delaware Nature Society including (1) year-long environmental education intern, (2) summer environmental education intern, (3) stream watch intern, (4), research intern, and (5) legislative intern. Some positions are paid and some are volunteer.

Due:Varies by program; see website for specifics
Description:

Delaware Audubon Society (DAS) is seeking two interns to assist its board of directors with efforts to bolster the development of an advocacy program to protect Delaware's birds from the impact of a global warming. Delaware has the lowest elevation of any state in the U.S. and is particularly susceptible to sea level rise impacts on critical bird habitats. This is particularly concerning as Delaware's Coastal Zone, a globally important bird area, is being impacted by climate change. The internship will entail approximately 5-10 hours per week throughout the fall, winter, and/or spring semester.  Students must have completed two years of academic work (30 credit hours). Preference will be given to students with specific coursework in an academic major related to public policy, environmental policy, environmental science, communications, and/or journalism. The internship will include a modest stipend (approximately equivalent to $15/hour or $1,500/semester).  Delaware Audubon will coordinate with higher education institutions to facilitate the internship’s use for academic credit, or to meet a student’s service learning requirement for a declared major. For more information and application instructions, download this document.

Due:Open until filled
Description:

The mission of the GLOBE program is to prepare young professionals for successful careers in the environmental industry. The Nature Conservancy hires college students and recent college graduates for paid summer internships in variety of career areas, and their internship program offers a structured orientation, professional training, network opportunities, mentoring program, and real-world work experience. The GLOBE Program recruits individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and will match qualified and enthusiastic undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates with an internship suited to their area of study, ensuring that each intern has a high-quality experience, a committed mentor, and a relevant project that provides each intern with additional skills and training that will help them begin their conservation career path. 

Due:January
Description:

Positions are available for spring, summer, and fall, ranging from 12 weeks to a year. Includes a stipend and sometimes housing. Positions are available for people with skills and knowledge in education, history, exercise science, the environment, engineering, hospitality, theater and performing arts, and more. Contact the intern office at 302-739-9193 or visit the state parks internship webpage.

Due:No firm deadline, positions are open until filled. Summer positions fill quickly, however, and application prior to April 30 is recommended.

Graduate

Agency: Coastal Critical Zone Network Cluster
Description:

Postdoctoral Scientist opportunity at the University of Delaware in the study of saltwater intrusion in a changing coastal environment. To learn more, click link here: Postdoc_Ad_UD_Hydrogeology

 

PhD position at George Washington University in plant community ecology and physiology

The Gedan Lab at George Washington University is recruiting a full-time PhD student to research the response of maritime forest and coastal agricultural plant communities to saltwater intrusion. The research will take place at field sites on the Delmarva Peninsula: the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, Monie Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), and Delaware Bay NERR on the St. Jones River. The student will be part of National NSF-supported LTER and Critical Zone Network communities, which will provide numerous opportunities for cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaborations and networking. 

The Gedan Lab (www.gedanlab.com) in the Biological Sciences Department at George Washington University investigates the response of coastal plants and ecosystems to global changes in climate, sea level, nutrient availability, and invasive species. We focus on conservation-priority, shallow, marine ecosystems, especially tidal marsh.  We are interested in marsh migration and the conversion of natural and human-dominated uplands, as well as the novel ecosystems and interactions occurring in transitioning coastal areas. The lab is located in an interdisciplinary science building with a state-of-the-art greenhouse in downtown Washington, DC, across the street from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. The Department of Biological Sciences provides competitive five-year support packages to graduate students through teaching assistantships and fellowships.

Qualified students will have coursework in ecology or environmental science and experience in field research and working with ecological data. Experience with sensor data is preferred but not required. Training will be provided in plant identification and ecological and analytical methods. The Gedan lab is an inclusive environment with people with diverse backgrounds. People of all races, religions, and genders are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 1, 2020. More information on GWU's graduate program can be found at https://biology.columbian.gwu.edu/phd-biology. If interested, please email Keryn Gedan at kgedan@gwu.edu with a CV and relevant experience.

PhD assistantship – the effects of sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion on coastal agroecosystems

The Tully Lab is seeking a motivated PhD student to start in the spring of 2021 in the AgroEcoLab at the University of Maryland (Dept. of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture). Research will focus on the effects of saltwater intrusion on nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon cycling. Fieldwork will be conducted in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia the student will be part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team funded by the NSF. Students will have the opportunity to conduct field and laboratory studies, developing their knowledge of biogeochemistry, soil science, hydrology, and plant community ecology. My lab takes a systems approach to evaluating agricultural sustainability and works closely with farmers to determine how best the scientific community can meet the needs of practitioners. Applicants must, therefore, possess integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, and effective communication in a collaborative setting.

The applicant should have an M.S. degree or substantial undergraduate research in the areas of agroecology, wetland ecology, soil science, environmental science, agronomy, or a related field. Applicants should have at least two years of field and laboratory experience and research focusing on dissolved organic carbon is a plus. Preference will be given to those with experience running atomic absorption spectrometers, flow injection colorimeters, ion chromatographs, gas chromatographs, and other wet chemistry analytical instrumentation.

The AgroEcoLab at the University of Maryland is directed by Dr. Kate Tully. Our research examines how to balance food and environmental objectives in a changing world. The specific project will test the effect of saltwater intrusion, the landward movement of sea salts, on crop productivity, water quality, and metrics of soil health. Our objectives are to develop management strategies and policy frameworks that can balance farmer needs and environmental health on coastal farms that are losing land to saltwater intrusion. Learn more about our lab on the web at: www.agroecolab.org

To apply, please send me an email (kltully@umd.edu) with your CV, GRE scores, three references, and a brief narrative of your past experience and interest in the program. All applicants must also apply online to the UMD Graduate School and indicate interest in my lab. This position is a fully-funded (competitive graduate stipends, full benefits, and tuition remission) through a 5-year NSF grant.

Description:

The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) is a nonprofit organization founded by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dedicated to addressing the imperatives of climate change by driving innovation in energy technology, policy and business models to accelerate the creation of clean energy jobs, grow local, regional and national economies, and enhance energy security. Interns may also do business-sensitive work for EJM Associates, LLC, a private energy business consultancy. Research projects cover a wide range of energy issues including, but not limited to, modernization and protection of electricity networks, the skills needed for 21st century energy jobs, technologies to decarbonize energy systems, regional disparities in energy sources, and global and regional initiatives to promote clean energy innovation. Applicants should be pursuing a postgraduate degree or have recently completed postgraduate work. EFI prefers candidates who are studying energy issues, and for the communications position will consider candidates pursuing degrees in economics, policy, and communications who have an interest in environmental and energy issues. Competitive candidates will have excellent research and writing skills honed through corporate or government experience, along with a thorough grasp of broad energy issues and the regional impacts of climate change. Superior candidates will also offer the ability to create interactive graphics, illustrations and videos. Skills in WordPress or coding is a strong plus, as is experience in email marketing software such as Constant Contact. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and one- to two-page writing sample on an energy topic.

Due:May 29, 2018

Postdoctoral

Agency: Coastal Critical Zone Network Cluster
Description:

Postdoctoral Scientist opportunity at the University of Delaware in the study of saltwater intrusion in a changing coastal environment. To learn more, click link here: Postdoc_Ad_UD_Hydrogeology

 

PhD position at George Washington University in plant community ecology and physiology

The Gedan Lab at George Washington University is recruiting a full-time PhD student to research the response of maritime forest and coastal agricultural plant communities to saltwater intrusion. The research will take place at field sites on the Delmarva Peninsula: the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, Monie Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), and Delaware Bay NERR on the St. Jones River. The student will be part of National NSF-supported LTER and Critical Zone Network communities, which will provide numerous opportunities for cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaborations and networking. 

The Gedan Lab (www.gedanlab.com) in the Biological Sciences Department at George Washington University investigates the response of coastal plants and ecosystems to global changes in climate, sea level, nutrient availability, and invasive species. We focus on conservation-priority, shallow, marine ecosystems, especially tidal marsh.  We are interested in marsh migration and the conversion of natural and human-dominated uplands, as well as the novel ecosystems and interactions occurring in transitioning coastal areas. The lab is located in an interdisciplinary science building with a state-of-the-art greenhouse in downtown Washington, DC, across the street from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. The Department of Biological Sciences provides competitive five-year support packages to graduate students through teaching assistantships and fellowships.

Qualified students will have coursework in ecology or environmental science and experience in field research and working with ecological data. Experience with sensor data is preferred but not required. Training will be provided in plant identification and ecological and analytical methods. The Gedan lab is an inclusive environment with people with diverse backgrounds. People of all races, religions, and genders are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 1, 2020. More information on GWU's graduate program can be found at https://biology.columbian.gwu.edu/phd-biology. If interested, please email Keryn Gedan at kgedan@gwu.edu with a CV and relevant experience.

PhD assistantship – the effects of sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion on coastal agroecosystems

The Tully Lab is seeking a motivated PhD student to start in the spring of 2021 in the AgroEcoLab at the University of Maryland (Dept. of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture). Research will focus on the effects of saltwater intrusion on nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon cycling. Fieldwork will be conducted in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia the student will be part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team funded by the NSF. Students will have the opportunity to conduct field and laboratory studies, developing their knowledge of biogeochemistry, soil science, hydrology, and plant community ecology. My lab takes a systems approach to evaluating agricultural sustainability and works closely with farmers to determine how best the scientific community can meet the needs of practitioners. Applicants must, therefore, possess integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, and effective communication in a collaborative setting.

The applicant should have an M.S. degree or substantial undergraduate research in the areas of agroecology, wetland ecology, soil science, environmental science, agronomy, or a related field. Applicants should have at least two years of field and laboratory experience and research focusing on dissolved organic carbon is a plus. Preference will be given to those with experience running atomic absorption spectrometers, flow injection colorimeters, ion chromatographs, gas chromatographs, and other wet chemistry analytical instrumentation.

The AgroEcoLab at the University of Maryland is directed by Dr. Kate Tully. Our research examines how to balance food and environmental objectives in a changing world. The specific project will test the effect of saltwater intrusion, the landward movement of sea salts, on crop productivity, water quality, and metrics of soil health. Our objectives are to develop management strategies and policy frameworks that can balance farmer needs and environmental health on coastal farms that are losing land to saltwater intrusion. Learn more about our lab on the web at: www.agroecolab.org

To apply, please send me an email (kltully@umd.edu) with your CV, GRE scores, three references, and a brief narrative of your past experience and interest in the program. All applicants must also apply online to the UMD Graduate School and indicate interest in my lab. This position is a fully-funded (competitive graduate stipends, full benefits, and tuition remission) through a 5-year NSF grant.

Undergraduate

Description:

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a regional nonprofit organization primarily funded by the EPA and based in Wilmington, Delaware, has a position open for an outreach intern. The outreach intern assists the Education & Outreach Department in a variety of duties that reach multiple audiences, partners and stakeholders. The incumbent works a flexible schedule to accommodate for weekend events and travel time. The work requires day trips to communities in the tri-state area DE, PA, NJ (transportation provided). This position will be part-time depending on availability (up to 15 hours per week during the school year to accommodate an academic schedule).

Agency: Baltimore National Aquarium
Description:

The National Aquarium offers students hands-on internship experience in a variety of departments, including but not limited to, animal care, marketing, government affairs, human resources and development. Students must receive college credit for the internship and are required to work a minimum of 120 hours during the semester. The internship is unpaid. Read this UDaily story to find out how Sarah Thorne, a UD junior, spent her summer interning for the aquarium.

Due:March 1 (for summer) , May 1 (for fall), November 1 (for winter/spring)
Description:

Paid undergraduate research internship positions are available for up to 20 University of Delaware students during the academic year for students interested in environmental research. All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be current sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Applicants must identify a project and faculty member willing to host the student in his or her lab prior to applying. Internships will begin on or about November 1 and continue through the spring semester. The fall and spring semesters are a part-time commitment, while the winter session is considered a full-time commitment for five weeks. Students will present the results of their work at a spring sypmposium. Students with interests in climate, sea level rise, water quality, land use, soil contamination and remediation, environmental sensing and monitoring, economics, ethics, and environmental justice, history, or policy are especially encouraged to apply. Direct questions to Yolanda Williams-Bey.

Due:October
Description:

This intensive nine-week summer research experience engages students in cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas. Under the guidance of one or more scientific mentors, students perform an independent research project of their own design that supports integration between social, natural sciences, and engineering as well as connections to the national network. Students write abstracts and present a poster during the UWIN All Scientists’ meeting in early August with full participation of students, mentors, scientists and professionals from the network. Students complete a research report and submit appropriate data and metadata to their mentors and the program coordinator by the end of the final week of the program. Students have the option to apply for a small pool of funds to produce a paper for a peer-reviewed journal, or to present their work at a professional society conference.

Due:January
Description:

The marine science internship program takes place at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in the resort community of Lewes. This modern campus is located on the shores of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. Interns work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology or marine biogeochemistry. Interns work semi-independently on a project designed by the intern and assigned faculty advisor and present written and oral reports at the end of the summer. The program runs for 10 weeks. Interns are expected to attend weekly seminars presented by faculty and research staff. Accommodations are provided at the Daiber Housing Complex, which consists of two- and three-bedroom, semi-detached ranch houses. Student support includes a $5,600 stipend, free housing, and travel assistance for the 10-week session.

Due:February
Description:

The DRBC often seeks an intern to work in the Water Resource Planning Section and/or Monitoring section. These paid internships are typically available for approximately 30 hours/week, May–August. Students majoring in environmental science, engineering, or planning are encouraged to apply. Check the DRBC website for updates.

Due:Late spring