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  • Summer Internship, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (various locations) due 1/18

    The NGRREC internship is an amazing research based opportunity for undergraduates.

  • Summer and Year Internships, Mt. Cuba Center (Hockessin, DE)

    Internships are Mt. Cuba Center’s greatest investment in the future. Our goal is to inspire students to have an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a desire to protect the environments that sustain them.

    We offer two types of programs: a summer program that runs for 12 weeks for college undergraduates or recent college graduates and a one year program for recent college graduates.

  • Internship Opportunity for Underrepresented Students deadline February 8th

     The goal of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment is to diversify the conservation workforce by finding and developing the next generation of land, water, and wildlife professionals among traditionally underrepresented groups. 

    Doris Duke Scholars are eager to be immersed in an experiential learning program that incorporates diversity and inclusion into their understanding of conservation practices.

    Doris Duke Scholars are committed to becoming a part of and changing the conservation arena, bringing new ways of looking at, understanding, and protecting the earth's land, water and wildlife.

  • Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Various) due 2/10

    The Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) is a fellowship program in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The DFP is designed to provide a fellowship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate full time for at least 11 weeks on projects that meet the qualification of a rigorous internship program.

    Participation in the DFP will offer the selected fellows an opportunity to demonstrate to supervisors and managers their potential for success. Management may directly hire a fellow who has successfully completed their fellowship program and requirements for his or her degree program.

  • Orientation Leader (training in spring, work Aug. 12-21), UIUC New Student Programs (Urbana, IL)

    The OL position is designed to offer students the opportunity to implement orientation programming for new first year students and family members.OLs are expected to be knowledgeable about the University of Illinois and have a desire to help new students have a successful transition. OLsattend a Spring Leadership Training course to help prepare them to be student leaders for New Student Program events. All OLs will assist atvarious events such as International Student Orientation, Fall Orientation/Welcome Days and various other orientation programs. Opportunities forsummer OL work will also be available. More information will be provided in the spring semester.

  • 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.

  • Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship

  • Shooting Sports and Wildlife Instructor and Counselor (summer 2023), Camp Wildlife (Summerton, SC; due March 1)

    The camp is located on YLI’s Camp Bob Cooper directly on Lake Marion (South Carolina’s largest lake). Amajority of the camp week will focus on hunting and fishing techniques, wildlife ecology, outdoorsurvival skills and shooting sports activities (shotgun, rifle and archery). Instructors will be trained andcertified through USA Archery, South Carolina 4H Shooting Sports, and South Carolina Department ofNatural Resources. In addition to these activities, we will also utilize other components such asswimming, team building, and various recreation activities. To see more about the camp, visit

  • Peer Advisors (summer 2023), UIUC Division of General Studies (Urbana, IL; due Mar. 19)

    The Division of General Studies is hiring Peer Advisors to assist with New Student Registration for Summer 2023 

  • Program Coordinator, International Field Studies (Columbus, OH)

    The Program Coordinator has two main responsibilities: 1) act as the liaisonbetween IFS and the trip instructor/students to ensure that all details of eachtrip are handled properly and IFS is of maximum assistance to theinstructor/students and 2) responsible for administration of trips includingbilling, form collection and coordinating travel. The employee performs a fullrange of office support assignments.

  • CivicSpark Fellow (Sept. 2023 start) in CO, WA and CA (deadlines Apr. 7 and May 12)

    The CivicSpark Fellow Application for the 2023-24 service year is NOW OPEN!For 11 months, beginning in September, over 100 Fellows will bring energy, commitment, and drive to supportcommunities tackle their climate and community resilience challenges while gaining professional experience. Afterlaunching our pilot cohorts in Colorado and Washington last year, we are excited to continue to serve those statesthis year, in addition to California. Our early deadline is April 7th and our priority deadline is May 12th.

  • Cabin Leader Internship (summer 2023; males needed), Dunes Learning Center (Chesterton, IN)

    Cabin Leaders help students create connections, build confidence, and develop a sense of place by providing opportunities to explore, ask questions, reflect, and work together as a team. They facilitate the evening programs (campfire, group games, night hike, ice cream social, etc), lead meal and flag raising activities, and provide overnight supervision of campers throughout the week.

  • Biological Science Technician (soils), Agricultural Research Service (Lincoln, NE; due May 5)

    Duties include collecting, preparing, evaluating, and verifying soil samples and supporting records, performing routine soil laboratory techniques using specialized equipment for microbiological analyses, tabulating, statistically analyzing and summarizing data using personal computers and software packages, preparing solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory, field, or greenhouse, maintaining detailed records of experimental data, and assisting in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of technical duties, in a laboratory, field, or greenhouse environment.

  • IL Seasonal Tech - Vegetation Assessments (summer 2023), Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (southern IL; due May 16)

    The Seasonal Technician – Vegetation Assessments will be responsible for conducting vegetation assessments at defined locations on rights-of-way in southern Illinois, completing assessment forms and entering data. This position will be responsible for accurate data collection and entry and take measures to ensure quality control. Assessments will be conducted from June 1 through August 15, 2023.

    This position may have the opportunity to assist other Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever staff in planning and conducting habitat management on private lands, coordination outreach events or attending chapter sponsored events. 

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - Illinois Natural History Survey/PRI

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to explore and quantitatively assess existing fish length and age data to evaluate various approaches to fish stock assessment and identify/pursue data gaps to characterize reach-specific population demographics of recreational and commercially important sport fishes in Illinois and Mississippi rivers (e.g., Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, La Grange reach of the Illinois River). The results of this evaluation will guide ongoing sampling strategies to obtain an unbiased representative sample for any given sportfish species within a navigation pool and will provide information required for development and evaluation of harvest regulations. This project will be guaranteed for at least 2 years with possible extension for three additional years.  The position duties will require a balance of field sampling, laboratory science, data analysis, and writing.

  • Plant Protection Technician (seasonal), USDA-APHIS-PPQ (Champaign, IL; due June 12)

    Plant Protection Technicians play an important role in detection and management of invasive species in Illinois. This Technician position will support two APHIS-PPQ programs during the 2023 field season: (1) trapping and visual surveys to detect invasive exotic tree pests and (2) releases of parasitoid wasps for biological control of emerald ash borer. The Technician will install and maintain insect traps, collect and screen samples, evaluate field sites for biological control suitability, release biocontrol agents, and record data in local and national databases. This work will require working in a variety of environments throughout Central and Southern Illinois, including forest preserves, parks, urban and industrial areas, and rail yards. The Technician will also be expected to participate in outreach supporting these programs through daily interactions with the public while working in the field as well as occasional involvement in organized outreach events. The Technician will work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Land Steward, Conservation Practitioner III (job number 53435), Kankakee Sands Preserve Illinois, The Nature Conservancy (Morocco, IN; due June 16)

    This is a full time, regular, field-oriented position based at our Kankakee Sands Project in Pembroke Township, Illinois.  Duties may include supervising seasonal and part-time staff, may also help plan and direct preserve work groups, including staff or volunteers, may help organize and participate in community outreach events and/or volunteer workdays, may work under minimal/distant supervision and make some independent decisions as delegated by supervisor.  Some work might require working on your own, working in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances, may travel a few times a year for training or regional meetings.

  • Chicago Field Fellow (year-long field technician for fruit bat research), Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago (Madagascar; due June 30)

    This one-year position will involve organizing and participating in monthly field expeditions for Ekipa Fanihy with one additional tech and a team of PhD students from the University of Antananarivo. This position will take over from one of our outgoing techs and overlap a current tech who will remain through August 2024 and be replaced in September 2024. 

  • Part-time Summer Office Assistant, NRES (Urbana, IL) deadline ASAP

    NRES Business Office is seeking a part-time office assistant (10-20 hours per week) for the summer.

  • Student Web Developer, Dept. of Crop Sciences (Urbana, IL; open until filled)

    Immediate for 10-20 hours/week (flexible). Would like someone who is available to work through the summer into future fall and spring semesters.

  • Research Project Coordinator, Kansas Biological Survey at The University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

    Application review begins on August 23, 2021 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool is identified. 

  • US Forest Service Job Outreach Event in Bloomington, Indiana October 25

    As part of the 2018 Natural Areas Conference (October 23-25 in Bloomington, IN), the US Forest Service is holding a Job Outreach Event on Thursday, October 25th. Carefully check registration rates before making plans to attend.

  • Agricultural Science Research Technician, Agricultural Research Service (Morris, MN; due Sept. 1)

    Conduct health assessments research on soil and plant samples

  • The Institute by LeaderShape

    The Institute™ by LeaderShape® is a nationally recognized four-day, three-night leadership retreatheld for Illinois undergraduate students that will take place January 10-13, 2023, at the Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Monticello, IL. The online application opened on Monday, September 26 and closes Monday, October 24.

  • Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

    In 2017, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

    The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

  • Learn about applying to present at the IPRH Undergraduate Research Symposium

    The Mellon Group for Environmental Humanities at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) is planning a research symposium to take place on May 1st, 2020 centered around the environmental humanities. They are asking students in all disciplines related to the field to consider participating by presenting original research. This does include research conducted on behalf of a class. They will be holding information sessions for interested students on November 4th at 6pm, and November 7th at 5pm in Room 259 of the English Building, and they will have pizza. Direct questions to intern Amanda Watson at

  • Eastern Iowa Field Coordinator. (Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa) (Cedar Falls, Iowa)

    The Field Coordinator (FC) is integral to the AmeriCorps field program’s goal of accomplishing challenging conservation projects, as well as providing training, education, coordination, and leadership to ensure a positive and safe experience for regional field program participants. The Field Coordinator must have the ability to assist in personnel management, maintain equipment, and coordinate or provide training in technical and personal development skills.

  • Reminder: Illinois EPA Internship Application Available Now

    Internships for U of I students working with EPA personnel in lakes and streams collecting water quality samples, sampling macroinvertebrates, macrophytes, and fish, and recording discharge and assessing habitat. Internships are based in the IEPA Bureau of Water - Northern Monitoring Unit in Des Plaines, IL.

  • Reminder: Illinois EPA Internship Application Due March 10th

    Internships for U of I students working with EPA personnel in lakes and streams collecting water quality samples, sampling macroinvertebrates, macrophytes, and fish, and recording discharge and assessing habitat. Internships are based in the IEPA Bureau of Water - Northern Monitoring Unit in Des Plaines, IL.

  • Reminder: Illinois EPA Internship Application Due March 10th

    Internships for U of I students working with EPA personnel in lakes and streams collecting water quality samples, sampling macroinvertebrates, macrophytes, and fish, and recording discharge and assessing habitat. Internships are based in the IEPA Bureau of Water - Northern Monitoring Unit in Des Plaines, IL.

  • Unpaid Internship, Big Island Farms (Hawaii) unspecified deadline

    Big Island Farms offers internships (for which the student pays) on an organic permaculture farm in Hawaii.

  • Natural Resource Specialist position in South Dakota

    The Northwest Area Joint Board of Conservation Districts is seeking a self-motivated person, able to work independently and/or as a member of team in rural northwestern South Dakota. Application deadline is May 15, 2016.

  • Traveling Outdoor Educators (March-June 2023), Nature's Classroom (Portsmouth, NH)

    Do you enjoy teaching kids, exploring new places, and meeting other nature and scienceenthusiasts?

    Become a Nature on Wheels Instructor this spring and travel across New England providing outdoor learning experiences to elementary and middle school students.

  • Conservation Fellow (May 17-Oct. 6, 2023), Montana Conservation Corps (due Feb. 12)

    MCC’s Conservation Fellow (CF) program makes a measurable difference in conservation efforts whilestrengthening the experience of young adults. CFs serve a five-month term of service from May –October at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-basedconservation organizations across Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Projects include: climateresiliency, habitat restoration, rangeland science, soil monitoring, invasive species treatment, developedrecreation management, GIS mapping, stream and wetland restoration, cave and karst feature surveys,conservation education and outreach, volunteer management and more.

  • Boneyard Creek Community Day April 22 at Scott Park (register online by April 17)

    Looking for a class volunteer project or a new way to bring the family together? Join us in making a difference at one of Champaign-Urbana’s natural treasures. Help restore the beauty of the Boneyard Creek in Champaign, Urbana, and Campus-town by participating in this organized clean-up.Free lunch will follow at Scott Park!  

  • Morelli Scholarship for students with dyslexia (due Feb. 26)

    The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation supports high school and college students with dyslexia who wish to pursue a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field.


  • Grand Calumet River Restoration Crew Member

    In northern Lake County, Indiana, The Nature Conservancy owns or helps manage more than 500 acres containing a mosaic of rich habitats, including globally rare dune and swale habitat.  Restoration efforts are geared toward helping delist the Grand Calumet River as an Area of Concern by reinstating beneficial uses related to wildlife and wildlife habitat. 

  • LIFE SCIENCE CAREER TRAINEE (UPWARD MOBILITY) Opt. E - Target Title: Envir. Protection Specialist I, IL EPA (Springfield, IL; due Mar. 16)

    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Land (BOL), Remedial Project Management Section (RPMS), Unit B is seeking to hire Life Science Career Trainee (Option E). The ideal candidate will participate in the agency sponsored training program for a six to twelve months duration. This trainee position receives working assignments designed to develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills consonant with various professional life sciences career disciplines within the Remedial Project Management Section (RPMS), Unit B. As a LSCT, you will receive controlled assignments in a broad range of departmental activities with increasing difficulty and responsibility.


    The Content Specialist & Evaluation Associate works as part of the Science Education Research Center (SERC) team at Carleton College to develop new and improve existing websites, support professional development programming, maintain SERC collections, and assist in education research and evaluation projects. The Science Education Resource Center is a grant-funded office at Carleton College, founded to improve education in the Earth sciences and beyond. Today we are a team of 13 educators, researchers and technical specialists who have worked with over 100 award winning education projects across the STEM disciplines and allied fields.

  • Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist/Malacologist, EcoAnalysts, Inc. (O'Fallon, MO; open until filled)

    EcoAnalysts, Inc. seeks to hire an entry-level Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist/Malacologist to be part of a successful team of aquatic scientists. If you wish to use your knowledge and experience to help people make highly informed decisions regarding the condition and stewardship of our natural resources, then we encourage you to explore the information below and throughout our entire website at In this position, you will be required to assist mussel, fish, and other aquatic projects out of the Missouri office. This position will include fieldwork, equipment maintenance, data entry, permit reporting, and could include proposal preparation and technical reporting depending on experience. 

  • Urban Conservation Technician, Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (Noblesville, IN; open until filled)

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the position satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Hamilton County provides reasonable accommodations to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless those accommodations would present an undue hardship. 

  • Post-Graduate Fellowship (June 2023-May 2024), Dunes Learning Center (Chesterton, IN)

    Environmental Education Fellows are key members of the Dunes Learning Center team and are responsible for providing meaningful experiences for children and adults regarding the diversity of ecosystems and cultural history of the Indiana Dunes all year long. They help students create connections, build confidence, and develop a sense of place by providing opportunities to explore, ask questions, reflect and work together as a team.

  • Multiple positions at the Great Basin Institute (western U.S.A.)

    Multiple positions at the Great Basin Institute across the Western United States.

  • Biological Science Technician (Recent Graduate), Agricultural Research Service, Soil Management Research Unit (Morris, MN; due May 26)

    Duties include assisting in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of standardized or routine duties, in a laboratory, field, or greenhouse environment, common to the assigned area of work, maintaining inventory of chemicals, preparing solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory, field, or greenhouse, safely disposing of waste material (both chemical and biological), recording instrument readings, collecting samples, and taking measurements, keeping detailed records of experimental data, tabulating, analyzing, and summarizing data using personal computers and software packages, performing routine and recurring techniques and studies using a variety of specialized equipment, maintaining, calibrating, and modifying equipment and automated systems used for test and evaluation procedures, and more.
  • Eat Safe Fish Program Specialist, Lansing, MI (due, June 28, 2020)

  • Fisheries Technician, Illinois Natural History Survey (Havana, IL; due July 21)

    Field technicians (1-4 possible) are needed to conduct applied research in aquatic ecology and large river systems throughout the state of Illinois. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection. This position will be 40 hours per week and will be located in Havana, Illinois mid-August – October 31, 2022, with potential extension to December 2022 and beyond.  Starting date can be adjusted slightly depending on candidate’s availability.

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Large River Ecology - Illinois Natural History Survey/PRI

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking a Large River Ecologist to Administer research activities of the Survey by developing, planning, directing, and conducting basic and applied research for the aquatic macroinvertebrate component of the Long-Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRM), an element of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program (UMRR).

  • AmeriCorps Community Outreach Corpsmember

  • Career Center Events and Workshops 10/05/15 - 10/16/15

  • Explore Gies College of Business - Saturday, October 22

    This Open House event is for students considering graduate school and will offer a glimpse into the experiences and resources Gies has to offer. It is also open to incoming undergraduate students as well.