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  • Restoration Supervisor, National Audubon Society (Chicago, IL) Due ASAP

    Audubon's Wings internship program seeks Restoration Supervisors in Chicago for full-time seasonal (September-March) work. Position description available here.

  • Canada Goose Research Technician

    The Department of Zoology and Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory at Southern Illinois University invites applications for field technicians to assist on a project studying winter ecology of urban Canada geese in the Greater Chicago Metropolitan area

  • Wetland Quantity and Quality for Waterbirds in Illinois – Field Technicians

    Technicians are needed for a project which examines quantity and quality of wetlands available to waterbirds throughout Illinois.

  • Colorado State Forest Service Seasonal Positions

    Colorado State Forest Service is hiring for Seasonal Foresters (4 positions).

  • Outdoor Education Instructor

    Join a positive and enthusiastic team at YMCA Camp Kresge. Nestled in the Poconos right at the base of Mount Yeager, our property encompasses 1,100 beautiful forested acres including our very own 20 acre Beaver Lake. . Our Outdoor Education Mission for students is to create a connection with nature and have fun while learning. Outdoor Education Instructors will teach classes in a variety of topics including Lake Study, Animal Adaptations, Forest Ecology, Discovery Hike, Team Building, Climbing Tower, High Ropes Course, Archery and more.


    Member will provide national service at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a host site for the Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Program. Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting interns to learn about and participate on multiple projects including resource management and education at LMNRA. During the main boating season (April-September), the intern will educate the boating public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and water safety, as well as gain skills and knowledge of natural and cultural resources in the LMNRA.


    Tennessee Extension Internship Program: ANR/CED Department of Animal Science, 10-week Summer Internship. The student will work at the Tennessee Beef Heifer Development Program facility in Lewisburg, Tennessee.


    Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center, is located in the American Heartland in South Central Indiana. We are surrounded by rolling hills, limestone bluffs, deciduous forests and miles of waterways. Indiana is central to great outdoor adventures with over 25 state parks, World-renowned climbing in nearby Red River Gorge, amazing backpacking in The Hoosier National Forest and miles of mountain bike trails.

  • Temporary & Permanent Jobs with the Forest Service - Jan 7, 2016

  • Conservation Worker II

    Conservation Worker II needed for employment with the City of Ann Arbor, MI, Natural Area Preservation (NAP).

  • Conservation Worker III

    Conservation Worker III needed for employment with the City of Ann Arbor, MI, Natural Area Preservation (NAP).

  • Biological Technicians

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC is a leading national environmental consulting firm specializing in water resource issues, soil and groundwater remediation, strategic environmental engineering/management, and regulatory compliance solutions.  We currently have an excellent opportunity available in the Chicago, IL, area for several, full-time and seasonal biological technicians.  Full-time positions will begin from late February through late March.  Seasonal positions will begin in May and extend throughout the summer, possibly into the fall.  Some positions will involve a combination of field and lab work as well as travel throughout the Midwest; whereas, other positions will consist primarily of processing biological samples in the laboratory.


    The McHenry County Conservation District is currently seeking a seasonal to help in monitoring the status of rare plant species and in collecting and processing native seed from District sites.


    Assist in the care of the resident raptors, reptiles, feeder colonies, as well as any rehabilitating wildlife species of conservation concern. Assist with the captive rearing of turtles and snakes. Contribute to environmental education programs and the development of program materials. Assist with cage maintenance and repair. Respond to wildlife related inquiries from the general public.


    The District is currently seeking Seasonal Program Leaders for the 2016 summer season to lead summer environmental education programs, including day camps. Some evening and weekend work is required and scheduling flexibility is a must. Almost all programs are outdoors. Site orientation and training in safety, leadership skills and camp activities is included.


    Conservation Education Manager in carrying out environmental education programming for the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center. Major duties include providing programs and field trips for a variety of audiences; creating and improving displays and bulletin boards in the Lime Creek Nature Center; and writing articles and press releases. Other special projects include one major project for the nature center, water quality monitoring, resource management activities, and professional workshop opportunities. Interns will receive valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment.


    The position seeks applicants who are members of Native American Tribes, or identify as American Indian/Native American. Crew leaders will lead, teach, mentor and learn in a way that supports American Indian culture and values. In this way, leaders will help youth participants make connections between service project goals and indigenous values. -- Gain leadership skills and valuable job skills applicable to any career -- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans -- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals -- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills.


    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) I Can! Programs introduce Minnesota families to a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, paddling, and rock climbing. Youth Outdoors I Can Paddle! Crew Members serve as paddling instructors and guides for weekend canoe and kayak workshops. Instructors teach basic paddling technique and provide on-the-water guidance for first-time paddlers. Workshops take place on both lakes and rivers managed by the DNR. Instructors provide environmental education throughout the workshops as well, offering participants information about Minnesota’s natural resources.


    AmeriCorps Superior National Forest Crews (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice working on projects throughout Superior National Forest. Superior National Forest seasonal crews are part of the Superior National Forest’s “Faces of Tomorrow” initiative, an effort to improve the diversity of their future workforce. Leader and member positions involve physically challenging, team-oriented outdoor work on conservation projects such as invasive species management, fuels reduction, campsite maintenance, timber stand improvement, trail maintenance, tree planting, timber marking, and wildfire suppression/prescribed burning. The Crew Leader works directly with Crew Members to complete all forest improvement projects, monitoring member performance and safety and providing on-site education and training. --valuable job skills applicable to any career -- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans -- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals -- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills.

  • Northwest Field Crew Member

  • Professional Outdoor Instructor

  • Education Seasonal Program Leader/Intern

  • Professional Outdoor Instructor

  • Biological Science Technician

    The Forest Watershed Science Unit (SRS-4353) of the USFS, Southern Research Station is recruiting one temporary Research Biological Science Technician.

  • Temporary & Permanent Jobs with the Forest Service - Jan 29, 2016

  • Wildlife Ecology and Shooting Sports Instructor/Counselor

  • 2016 Seasonal Jobs CCFPD Education Department

  • Aquatic Field Technician

    Field technicians are needed to conduct applied research in the area of aquatic ecology and large riversystems throughout the state of Illinois. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection ofstandardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection.

  • Naturalist Fellow

    Learn and present environmental and agricultural education programs to children and adults •Develop and implement fall, spring, and summer camps 

  • Forest Inventory and Analysis Seasonal Crew Leader

    Full-time seasonal positions are with the Colorado State Forest Service and will generally not exceed six months, with a possibility to extend to nine months. Expected range of employment will be from April 2016 thru the end of October 2016. Actual length of employment is dependent upon workload, weather, and other factors.

  • Seasonal Position-Avian and Insect Technician

  • land & Shallow Lake Monitoring Seasonal Opportunity 2016

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Section is seeking three summer wetland monitoring assistants. The assistant will work with wetland monitoring biologists to identify, measure, collect, and record various types of biological, chemical and physical data from wetlands and shallow lakes located in Iowa. The objectives of this project are to assess the ecological condition of these systems related to statewide and federal initiatives to understand and improve water quality. Work will be performed primarily from late May to late August, with potentially flexible start / finish dates.

  • Village of Oak Park Summer 2016 Seasonal Student Employment

    The Village of Oak Park, Illinois is a thriving, transit-oriented community of about 52,000 people located immediately west of the City of Chicago and known for its great neighborhoods, architectural heritage and innovative public policy initiatives. Within its 4.5 square miles live one of the region's most diverse mixes of cultures, races, ethnicities, professions, lifestyles, religions, ages and incomes.Oak Park operates under the village manager form of government. An elected legislative board consisting of a president and six trustees set policy and a professional manager oversees the day-to-day administration of government. Village services and programs are delivered by about 370 employees.

  • Wildlife Ecologist Seasonal Worker

  • Conservation Apprentice

  • I Can Camp! Youth Outdoors Crew

  • Rare Plant Monitoring and Native Seed Collection Seasonal


  • Temporary Wildlife Assistant

    These 4 positions will focus on waterfowl trapping and banding throughout the southern Lower Peninsula of Michigan and will work under the supervision of the Wildlife Division Bird Banding Program Coordinator. We are looking for individuals that have the ability to work independent of supervision as part of a small team, who will work aggressively to meet banding goals and solve problems, and who can carefully collect and maintain large amounts of data.

  • Environmental Education and Facilitation

  • Naturalist Fellow

  • Education Seasonal Program Leader/Intern

  • Outdoor Education Instructor

  • Northwest Field Crew Member

    Looking for an exciting way to spend your year? Apply for a field crew! AmeriCorps Northwest Minnesota Field Crew Members (ages 18-25) work outdoors and gain valuable field skills. Crew members receive on-the-job training in natural resource management, fire control and conservation methods, and then put those skills into practice on natural resource projects across the Midwest. Typical projects include tree planting, exotic species management, trail construction, stream bank stabilization, prescribed burning, wildland fire fighting and emergency response. Crew members also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.

  • Temporary & Permanent Jobs with the Forest Service - March 4, 2016

  • Songbird Research Technician

    Come study songbird behavioral ecology in the shrublands of northern Illinois as part of a Ph.D research project from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  I am looking for one (1) motivated, organized and detail-oriented field technicians with a strong work ethic to help assist with a playback experiment investigating social information use for habitat selection by Yellow Warblers.  Field technicians will assist with nest-searching, banding, spot-mapping and making behavioral observations of Yellow Warblers.  Field technicians will also help with basic maintenance of playback equipment.

  • Waterfowl Banding Technician – Temporary, Seasonal

  • 2016 FIA Forestry Technician Seasonal Position Announcement



    The purpose of this position is to collect field information on status and trends of vegetation on BLM lands across southeastern Oregon, to manage a 5 year rangelands inventory effort, and to provide assistance to the INR-Portland Director on managing the overall ecology program at INR. The Research Assistant (Ecologist) will work with the INR-Portland Director to assure the BLM inventory program is successful, and that vegetation plot and training data are integrated initially across southeastern Oregon, and eventually across the state.