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  • Career Paths in Environment and Sustainability

    Career opportunities in different specializations with links to associated employers compiled by the University of Michigan.

  • Fall Stream Mentoring in Urbana October 3, 2023

    Join RiverWatch staff members in monitoring a stream by conducting a habitat survey and collecting macroinvertebrates (water bugs) at our Mentoring Events; no experience required. 

  • Private Lands Wildlife Specialist (2 positions available), Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources (Algona or Corning, IA; due Oct. 2)

    You would be working to provide a service to private landowners who wish to develop, enhance, and manage wildlife habitat on their property. You would work with landowners to develop plans that meet both their goals and the needs of the wildlife that will inhabit their land. You will have an opportunity to promote wildlife habitat development, create an implementation plan, and follow the process as the habitat is developed.

  • Ecological Restoration Technician, Semper Fi Land Services (Yorkville, IL; due Oct. 15)

    Semper Fi is seeking candidates who have the passion, interest and dedication to work in land management and habitat restoration. The job includes training in ecosystem restoration processes, invasive plant management, equipment operation and field safety. You’ll work with the field crew to conserve, restore and manage wetlands, woods and other habitats. 

  • 2024 Forestry Summer Internship - Mid Atlantic Region, American Forest Management, Inc. (due Oct. 31)

    Are you looking for a supportive, collaborative workplace with great teams and inspiring leaders? If so, you may be a good fit at American Forest Management!  AFM’s Mid-Atlantic region has 4 openings for a Summer Internship in Beckley WV, Richmond VA, Hope Mills NC, and Edgefield SC reporting to the District Manager. As an intern at AFM, you will be paired with a forester throughout your summer to gain a wide range of forestry and business experience. Activities will mostly include inventory work using a variety of cruising techniques, timber sale layout and stream buffer delineation, harvesting inspections, GIS/GPS work, tract inspections, and other duties assigned by AFM foresters.  If you like the outdoors, are an analytical thinker, and enjoy work of an independent nature, we’d like to talk with you! 

  • Salmon Recovery Grant Program Coordinator, Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (Wenatchee, WA; open until filled)

    The Salmon Recovery Grant Program Coordinator (Upper Columbia Lead Entity Coordinator) manages an annual multi-million dollar grant process that strategically directs resources to voluntary, high priority salmonid habitat restoration and protection projects. The position supports project sponsors through funding proposal development; coordinates project review by a committee of local, technical experts and a committee of local citizens; and oversees development of the final list of projects that receive funding from the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board. The position also serves as a liaison between the Upper Columbia region and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office’s (RCO) salmon recovery program staff. 

  • Two Scholarships from Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) (due Jan. 4, 2024)

    The IAAP Scholarship Committee will award up to five (5) scholarships of at least $2,000 each.  These scholarships are a one-year grant.  Students maty re-apply in subsequent years.

  • Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist II (aquatic emphasis), Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks (Pratt, KS; due Sept. 29)

    This Fisheries/Wildlife Biologist position provides the opportunity to experience many unique locations (including underground) throughout Kansas while leading a crew of individuals conducting both aquatic and terrestrial surveys. The opportunity allows the biologist to use their expertise in sampling protocols and techniques that include the use of electrofishing gear, setting and retrieving nets, using mist nets for mammals and birds, acoustic detectors, trail cameras, and other sampling gear as needed. This position will provide the biologist the ability to spend multiple nights away from the office during the survey season. This could result in 3-4 consecutive overnight stays per week, and weekly during the period of May through August.

  • Program Coordinator - Ecology, City of Evanston - Ecology Center (Evanston, IL; due Sept. 28)

    Under the direction of the Conservation and Outdoor Division Manager, this position will be primarily responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of comprehensive environmental/outdoor recreation programs for the citizens of Evanston. Programs could include, but are not limited to, summer camp, activities, seminars, field trips, special events and facility rentals. The Program Coordinator may act as the supervisor on duty in the absence of the Division Manager. The position is also responsible for supervising employees, contracted vendors and volunteers.

  • USDA Forest Service Recruiter Visit - September 25, 2023

    Learn about internship and recent graduate opportunities with fall application timelines.

  • Environmental Organizing Fellowship (2024-2025), Green Corps (multiple U.S. locations)

    The planet needs all the help it can get. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our environment. Our program starts with intensive classroom training. You learn about issues and campaigns, organizing theory and principles, and skills from recruiting volunteers to staging a media event. Then, you move to a more hands-on experience. You make a difference on important campaigns to transition our country to clean energy, protect wildlife, and more. For example, Lauren Karpinski, an organizer from the Green Corps Class of 2019, brought together a coalition of 40 groups that helped win a landmark solar energy bill in Arkansas.

  • Forestry Aid, Forest Service (200 vacancies in the U.S.; due Sept. 25)

    This is a trainee position in the Forestry Technician profession that performs basic duties and receives training in support of:

    • The responsibilities are listed at the full performance level and may include:
    • Provides pre-sale timber services to forests located throughout the southern United States and nationally.
    • Timber marking, timber sale boundary layout, timber cruising, and GPS/GIS field work.
    • Other opportunities may include wildlife habitat improvement, insect and disease prevention or mitigation, prescribed fire, wildland fire, and recreational services to requesting forests.
  • Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) applications for Spring 2024 due Oct. 6

    Application is open to all registered undergraduate students who have little or no research experience (both domestic and international). As part of the application, students will provide a statement of interest that speaks to:

    The list of research project descriptions can be found here: Research Mentors 2023/24

    Please read the project descriptions carefully. While these projects are meant for students with few or no research skills, participation in this program does require diligence, enthusiasm, and commitment.

  • Integrated Fire and Recreation Internship (Jan.-May, 2024), Student Conservation Association (multiple U.S. locations)

    The internship will start with a two-week training with basic firefighter training (S-130 & S-190), an arduous work capacity test, and basic trail management and maintenance.  After the training, interns will spend approximately 14 weeks on districts implementing what they learned in the field. Upon completion of their 640-hour internship, interns will have the opportunity to earn the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority giving them eligibility to apply to merit vacancy announcements for two years with the Federal Government. Check out this quick 5-minute video about the program for an in-depth look and to hear from alumni. This position is split between fire service and trail work, the amount of fire work will vary from site to site. 

  • Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist II (terrestrial emphasis), Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks (Pratt, KS; due Sept. 29)

    This Fisheries/Wildlife Biologist position provides the opportunity to experience many unique locations (including underground) throughout Kansas while leading a crew of individuals conducting both aquatic and terrestrial surveys. The opportunity allows the biologist to use their expertise in sampling protocols and techniques that include the use of electrofishing gear, setting and retrieving nets, using mist nets for mammals and birds, acoustic detectors, trail cameras, and other sampling gear as needed. This position will provide the biologist the ability to spend multiple nights away from the office during the survey season. This could result in 3-4 consecutive overnight stays per week, and weekly during the period of May through August. The agency will cover the cost of overnight travel, lodging expenses and reimbursement for meals according to the State of Kansas travel handbook. In addition, the biologist and crew will encounter many work conditions that include working in mud, wading in streams, working in high and low temperatures, and surveying in areas where poisonous plants occur. Most importantly, the position provides the opportunity to encounter and handle some of Kansas’ most imperiled species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and invertebrates.

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  • Soil Conservation Technician (105 vacancies throughout the U.S.), Natural Resources Conservation Service (due Sept. 18)

    Duties include, but are not limited to, gathering and compiling planning data on rural and/or urban sites, including physical features such as soil limitations, erosion, surface drainage, sedimentation, and other natural resource data, preparing basic natural resources conservation plans where soil survey information is available, scheduling follow up with landowners or operators to check progress of conservation practices that are under construction, reviewing and making simple adjustments when necessary to practices according to NRCS Practice Standards and specification, and more.

  • Urban Soil Health Specialist, Urban Soil Health Program (Fort Wayne, IN; due Sept. 25 or until filled)

    Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, facilitating and leading local SWCD Boards and staff to work with partners to form local Urban Soil Health Working Groups, providing technical assistance, education, and outreach to local USH Working Groups, coordinating with partners to cultivate coverage of urban and small-scale agriculture and soil health programming regionally and statewide, representing the USH Program and IASWCD in public appearances to inform the public of the purpose of the Urban Soil Health Program and its events, and the SWCDs and local USH Working Groups, and more.

  • Habitat Strike Team Coordinator, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) (Alton, IL)

    The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) is seeking a Habitat Strike Team Coordinator (HST) to work alongside, coordinate, and supervise the Habitat Strike Team (HST) staff in utilizing common ecological restoration tools to establish and manage a suite of conservation practices. The primary purposes of the position will be to supervise and coordinate the NGRREC Habitat Strike Team to safely implement best restoration or management practices for particular sites and utilize the necessary tools to successfully accomplish the conservation goal on specific properties.

  • Education Specialist, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (Great Bend, KS; due Sept. 22)

    This unclassified, full-time position is part of the Education Section team and is stationed at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) in Great Bend, Kansas. It is directly supervised by Michael Rader, Wildlife Education Supervisor.  The incumbent develops and presents educational programs, lectures, tours, outreach programs, field trips, workshops, media programs, special events and seminars. Conducts in-service trainings for local teachers, administrators, and students to implement wildlife/aquatic and outdoor education into the curriculum of local school districts. Facilitates these trainings with KACEE (the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education) and ensures the success of the curriculum and training through evaluation. Responsible for coordination of public programs and activities which includes the development and implementation of on-site wildlife programs, the presentation of special on-site and off-site activities for the public and the evaluation of the effectiveness of these programs. Presentations will serve to inform and educate constituents about the natural resources of Kansas.

  • Program Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy (Remote; due Sept. 21)

    Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We’re looking for someone to problem-solve and assist multiple departments!  The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience assisting in a variety of tasks. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team! 

  • Program Administration Coordinator, Tennessee Wildlife Federation (Nashville, TN)

    Tennessee Wildlife Federation seeks a dynamic individual to join its program team in its Nashville office. This full-time position will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day administration, management, and growth of the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP), Hunters for the Hungry, and Hunting and Fishing Academy. 

  • Natural Resources Program Coordinator, Polk County Agricultural Extension District (Altoona, IA; due Sept. 18)

    Polk County Extension, based in Altoona, has an immediate full-time opening for a Natural Resources Program Coordinator. Under general supervision, the coordinator will work with team of staff and volunteers to plan and implement the Master Conservationist program, Master Gardener education and volunteer service program, and other natural resources programs in Polk County. Leads the coordination of Master Conservationist program.  Organizes special program committees, assists with facilitation of Master Gardener program.  Assists with the development and implementation of Natural Resources Education related events. 

  • First Look @Argonne STEM Recruitment Event for Underrepresented Groups October 20, 2023

    Our goal for this conference is to show students the diverse STEM research and opportunities at Argonne and across the DOE laboratory complex, and the support we offer in navigating the summer internship application process.

    Register by October 2, 2023.

  • Federal Internships and Pathways Recent Graduate Positions

    The White House Hispanic Initiative Team is seeking interns, fellows and experienced professionals to work with them remotely or in Washington, D.C. Candidates are considered on a rolling basis.

  • Agricultural Program Coordinator, Schuylkill Conservation District (Pottsville, PA)

    The primary responsibilities of this position are to manage programs that provide important technical and financial resources to help protect and improve farmland, including the Agricultural Conservation Technical (ACT) Assistance Program, the Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) and the Schuylkill County Farmland Preservation Program.

  • Purdue University Ecological Sciences and Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Fall Preview Day Sept. 28

    The Ecological Sciences and Engineering (ESE) Interdisciplinary Graduate Program is hosting a Fall Preview Day for prospective students. Please join us to learn about the ESE program, meet current students and faculty, and have your questions answered by our staff. This is a free, in person event that requires an RSVP via the provided QR Code. If you are considering a graduate program to work toward environmental solutions we would love for you to join us!

  • STEM Program Specialist, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (Dallas, TX; due Sept. 30)

    The STEM Program Specialist is responsible for the implementation of STEM and outdoor education programs and activities including but not limited to preparation, set-up, facilitation, and clean-up. The position has excellent interpersonal skills, is a team player, enjoys working in a dynamic environment and makes exemplary customer service a priority. Additionally, the STEM Program Specialist enjoys working with children and working outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Big Sky Watershed Corps (Jan. - Nov. 2024), AmeriCorps (Montana)

    The BSWC program is seeking passionate individuals who are looking to gain experience in the natural resources while making a measurable impact in communities throughout Montana. If you are interested in project design and implementation, community outreach and education, organization development, volunteer generation and management: we want to hear from you!

  • Climate Internships by Green Jobs Network

    The goal of the initial release of is to make it easier to find environmental, sustainability, and climate internships, as well as related career resources. The site includes a selection of featured internships, internship programs, and one-click access to hundreds of internships via GJN's job boards. 

  • East-Central Illinois Jobs: Grand Prairie Friends

    East-Central Illinois Jobs: Grand Prairie Friends
    Grand Prairie Friends (GPF) is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit, conservation organization and land trust composed of people from many walks of life who share a commitment to preserve and restore natural areas in east-central Illinois. 

    Community Engagement Coordinator (full-time): 
    GPF is searching for a highly organized, creative, sociable, and reliable full-time Community Engagement Coordinator. This front-line position serves as the essential link to GPF's dedicated team of volunteers, membership, and donors.

    Seasonal Natural Areas Tech (part-time, seasonal): 
    The Seasonal Natural Areas Tech is a unique conservation land trust position which combines ecological management, site maintenance and working with volunteer stewards on the land.

    Visit for full job descriptions.

  • Illinois Club Scholarships - apply between Sept. 5 and Oct. 14, 2023

    Diverse and welcoming, The Illinois Club draws its membership from all areas of the University and the surrounding community. Since 1915, The Illinois Club has provided financial support to worthy undergraduate students. This year, we will be awarding the following scholarships:

    • Humanities and Social Sciences Award of $4,000
    • Engineering and Science Award of $4,000
    • Global Focus Award of $4,000
    • Isabelle Purnell Education Award of $4,000
    • The Judith Life Ikenberry Creative Arts Award of $4,500
  • Land Conservation Specialist (Multiple positions located in IL.), NGRREC, Lewis and Clark Community College (Champaign, Olney, & Effingham, IL; open until filled)

    The Land Conservation Specialist will be expected to provide conservation assistance to agricultural and private landowners. This specialist will be a technical expert on all aspects of the Conservation Reserve Program, filling key needs to secure and improve conservation acres on the ground. Primary focuses will include data collection and consultation with agricultural producers about conservation plans for new CRP establishments, compiling CRP conservation options for prospective landowners, and providing technical information to landowners about mid-contract management practices necessary to maintain high-quality restorations throughout the duration of their CRP contracts. Land conservation specialists may also assist with annual Wetland Reserve Program/Wetland Reserve Easement (WRP/WRE) monitoring and administration as needed. 

  • Wildlife Protection Intern (Fall session, part-time), The Humane Society of the United States (remote; due Aug. 31)

    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking three (3) remote Interns for the Wildlife Protection department. As a Wildlife Protection Intern you will be introduced to state and federal wildlife protection policy (i.e. laws and regulations addressing wildlife), and to the animal protection and environmental protection fields. You will also learn about and develop the skills and tools necessary to effectively advocate for wild animals through outreach, education, and policy. 

  • Senior Scientific Specialist, Fisheries Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey (Champaign, IL; due Aug. 29)

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking a Fisheries Ecologist to administer research activities of the Survey by developing, planning, directing, and conducting basic and applied research with an emphasis on the coordination and participation in sport fish community assessments and monitoring. This position will be in person and based out of Champaign, Illinois.

  • Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever (Aitkin and Carlton Counties, MN; due Aug. 27)

    Work in a joint capacity with Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD’s), the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to promote, accelerate enrollment, coordinate, and implement the voluntary conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill and related state, local and other voluntary conservation programs. Activities will include program promotion, contract coordination, conservation planning, conservation plan modification, site assessment and reporting. Provide technical assistance to farmers/landowners on conservation planning, habitat planning and other wildlife related practices. Meet with local chapters of Pheasants Forever and other local partners to influence habitat management efforts and participate in statewide meetings. Attend Farm Bill Biologist training and assist in coordinating technical assistance efforts.

  • Biologist, Mason-Lake Conservation District (Scottville, MI; due Aug. 23 or until filled)

    The Mason-Lake Conservation District is seeking a Biologist to serve as a consultant to farms and private landowners looking to manage their natural resources. This position will be part of a welcoming team in beautiful western Michigan, where there is a diverse variety of agriculture (including row crops, orchards, dairy, livestock, floriculture, silviculture) forests, dunes, inland lakes and streams. This project is funded by a grant through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

  • Forestry Technician, U.S. Forest Service (200 vacancies in 46 locations including Jonesboro and Vienna, IL; due Aug. 21)

    This is a trainee position in the Forestry Technician profession that performs basic duties and receives training, in support of a unit's various forestry, recreation and natural resources management programs, such as timber and silviculture, recreation and trails, wildlife, fisheries, watershed improvement, range, special uses, and wildland fire.  The responsibilities are listed at the full performance level and may include, but are not limited to: marking and measuring specific tree species and observing defects under the guidance of a supervisor, gathering, compiling, and recommending improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit, functioning as Collection Officer for recreation sites. Collecting fees, counting, reconciling money collected, and ensuring deposits are made appropriately, etc.
  • Soil Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (162 locations including Champaign, IL; due Aug. 25)

    Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in gathering and assembling preliminary data for all resource concerns for use in developing complete basic farm conservation plans, including conducting engineering surveys and preparing drawings for conservation practices common to the area, utilizing Toolkit/Protracts programs in the documentation and management of conservation plans and technical assistance by the service center, carrying out a follow-up schedule for applying soil conservation practices in accordance with plan and contract schedules, working with District Conservationists to conduct environmental education on natural resource issues, water quality, and general conservation.

  • Ambassador Animal Volunteer Program, Vet Med Wildlife Medical Clinic (Champaign-Urbana, IL; due August 18)

    During the school year, each ambassador team member is assigned one day a week to work with and care for individual ambassador animals. Volunteers typically begin as trainees and reptile caretakers and they are gradually able to move up to working with our birds of prey if they desire. Volunteers are expected to feed, clean, and exercise or train their assigned animals, as well as assist with general maintenance tasks in the ambassador room.

  • Restoration Technician (Job ID 53840), The Nature Conservancy (Franklin Grove, IL; due Aug. 22)

    The Restoration Technician performs and participates in preserve operations, maintenance, and management. He/she maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and removes exotic species. CPI maintains tools and equipment and may open and close preserve(s) to the visiting public. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. Requires considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. 

  • Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail (IMTT) Scholarship (apply by Oct. 31, 2023)

    Please visit our website, for more information on IMTT organization and our mission, programs and the IMTT Scholarship.   The IMTT scholarship is open to all applicants.  Membership in the IMTT or participation in IMTT programs is not required to apply for the IMTT Scholarship.

  • Principal Wetland Specialist, Stormwater Management Commission (Libertyville, IL; due August 31)

    The position within the organization performs complex work related to environmental concerns for all phases of site development and ensures compliance with wetland regulations in the Watershed Development Ordinance (WDO). This position is under moderate supervision. This person serves as a subject expert in wetland science and management (ecology, delineation, regulation, mitigation, and restoration), providing scientific and technical expertise to commission, County staff, local jurisdictions, other agencies, consultants, and the public regarding wetland ecology, management, and regulation. This involves project/permit review, field inspections, guidance/expertise in ordinance revisions, public speaking, technical assistance, and training. This position provides the public "face" and "voice" of the commission on wetland-related topics.

  • Wildlife Biologist, USDA Wildlife Services (Peoria, IL; due Aug. 21)

    Duties may include, but are not limited to, conducting integrated wildlife damage management activities where there is a demonstrated need, a variety of technical procedures including capture, restraint, chemical immobilization, marking, transport, euthanasia, and/or necropsy of wildlife, establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other Federal, State, county and city government agencies, Tribes, corporations, educational or research institutions, and individuals in meeting program needs and goals.

  • Program Management Intern, Stormwater Management Commission (Libertyville, IL; due September 1)

    Depending on the assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all the following duties, and perform related duties as assigned:

    • Program Management Support will include, but not limited to:
      • Communication and collaboration between SMC and homeowners, stakeholders, and various government entities
      • Project cost tracking
      • Property transfer assistance
    • Bid Administrative Support will include, but not limited to:
      • Maintaining bid files
      • Asbestos abatement planning and supervision
      • Bid development and writeup
      • Bid opening
    • Demolition Project Administrative Support will include, but not limited to:
      • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office products
      • Maintaining demolition files
      • Scheduling demolitions
      • Permit support
  • Aquatic Field Technician (Hourly) (1-3 positions for Sept.-Dec. 2023), Illinois Natural History Survey Macomb, IL; open until filled)

    INHS is seeking field technicians (1-3) to conduct applied research in aquatic ecology and large river systems throughout the state of Illinois, focusing on the Mississippi River. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection and lab sample processing. This position will be 40 hours per week and will be based in Macomb, Illinois.

  • Restoration Specialist, The Wetlands Initiative (Hennepin, IL)

    The Wetlands Initiative will be hiring a restoration specialist to conduct year-round prairie, wetland, and savanna restoration. This is a full-time position with benefits that is based in Hennepin, IL. This is not an entry level position; we are looking for someone with  minimum of 2 years experience in restoration work. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in the ongoing restoration and management of a large, high-quality natural area. The normal work week is 40 hours Monday through Friday. 

  • Visiting Scientific Specialist, Environmental Assessments Researcher (up to 5 positions), IL State Geological Survey (Savoy, IL; due Aug. 11)

    ISGS is seeking to hire a Visiting Scientific Specialist, Environmental Assessments Researcher (up to 5 depending on applicant pool and programmatic need) to perform sponsored research on environmental assessments.  The assessments will involve evaluating potential environmental and geologic hazards and risks for Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) infrastructure improvement projects. IDOT's infrastructure projects range in size and can involve anything from a single property to hundreds of properties across many miles of existing or future highways.  IDOT uses the assessments completed by ISGS to protect workers and public safety, to reduce IDOT's liability, and to minimize delays by operating in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Position is based in Savoy, Illinois. 

  • Boater Safety Training Workshop September 12-13, 2023 (Springfield, IL; register by Sept. 1)

    This two-day workshop is aimed at educating students and young professionals in fishery and wildlife fields on boater’s safety and boating skills. Day one of the workshop, September 12, 2023, participants will receive their Illinois boating license (a requirement for those born on or after January 1, 1998) by completing the in-class Illinois boating education course and exam. This course covers boater’s safety, equipment and requirements for boating, navigation, motorboats, registration and titling, emergencies, and Illinois boating laws. Day two, September 13th, 2023, participants will participate in five instructor-led, hands-on training modules including boat driving, boat towing, trailer knowledge, boat/trailer maintenance and repair, and rules and regulations explained by IL Conservation Police Officers. Groups of participants will rotate through these modules spending about 1.5 hours at each station with two-three instructors.

  • Traveling Environmental Educator, Nature's Classroom Institute (CA, TX, WI, FL; due Aug. 16)

    As a Nature’s Classroom Institute (NCI) team member you will be joining a team passionate about the natural and built environment and be ready to pass that passion onto our visiting students. We teach with influence from the Montessori Method, allowing students to be hands on, explore and take responsibility, it is our job to guide and facilitate, allowing the students to learn from their surroundings and their peers. You will be working with groups of no more than 12 students, allowing them to lead the way through our many classes and simulations. Our day begins at 8am and ends at 9:30pm with plenty of breaks and meals in between. You will be fully supported by our onsite leadership team and out of state support staff to ensure you have all the tools you need to not only be successful but to thrive as an environmental educator. You will be encouraged to make the position your own by developing your own curriculum and teaching topics you feel comfortable with.