Jobs & Internships
First Pick Farms Internship
First Pick Farms is hiring an intern to learn the field of Produce sales/marketing, some supply management, and farming managers. Seeking students who may have an interest in farm management, agriculture, and/or ag business would be great for this internship.
The Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon is seeking student applicants for internships and a scholarship.
Two Robert B. Annis Foundation internships and three AWRI internships are available for the spring/summer semester. Criteria and details about applying can be found here; deadline for applications is March 2.
The Bill and Diana Wipperfurth Student Research Scholarship is open to juniors, seniors or graduate students for the fall semester. Information is online at gvsu.edu/myscholarship; deadline for applications is March 1.
Bradford Woods - Summer 2018 Opportunities
Bradford Woods is Indiana University's Outdoor Center and supported by the Riley Children’s Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Bradford Woods operates 10 weeks of summer camp for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses including campers with cancer, sickle cell anemia, cerebral palsy, craniofacial anomalies, autism, various physical disabilities, rare genetic disorders, and Down syndrome.
They hire a staff of 80+ individuals and are currently recruiting for the summer of 2018. Bradford Woods has proven to be an excellent opportunity for students in the field of Environmental Sciences. Bradford Woods has also served as an internship and practicum site for many students. They welcome the opportunity to examine this type of partnership with the professors and students within your department.
Because of the strong therapeutic mindset of Bradford Woods, the goal is to fill most of the summer camp positions with people who see the need and importance of adaptive education. They not only provide an opportunity to grow individually, but it will also help each student develop their own recreation philosophy and style as they work with numerous populations of campers in a high energy camp setting.
Spectrum Health Sustainability Internship
This person will performs support tasks for the department, as directed, and maintain clear and appropriate documentation. They will act as a team member and assist the team in improving processes. Responsible for assisting sustainability coordinator in the development and coordination of a comprehensive sustainability program for Spectrum Health System that includes general environmental, waste elimination, data collection, energy and water improvement and environmental health and quality improvement. Educates and trains employees on sustainability related activities. This position will primarily be supporting the zero waste to landfill goal at the distribution center.
Sustainable RIVER Research Opportunity
The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience).” Sustainable RIVER is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity. In the Sustainable RIVER project, the students will investigate different invasive elements and cultural and natural stressors affecting the Missouri River. The students will conduct an independent research project (see below), participate in six field trips on and along the Missouri River, and produce a team project.
Research projects for the summer of 2018 are:
· Effects of invasive trees on native floodplain forest vegetation and breeding birds
· Effects of modified sediment loads on Missouri River and tributary hydrology
· Effects of invasive fish on Missouri River food webs
· Construction of a Missouri River participatory geographic information system database
· Terrestrial land-use changes along the Missouri National Recreational River
· Understanding competing value claims of the Missouri River
· Effects of contaminants and pathogens on amphibians along the Missouri River
· Ethnohistorical relationships among American Indian tribes and the Missouri River
· Reincorporating prairies into Missouri River landscapes
The Sustainable RIVER project will run from 29 May 2018 to 3 August 2018. Students participating in the project will receive a $5,500 stipend plus additional funding for food, housing, and travel. This project is open to any undergraduate student, but students from community or tribal colleges and students studying sustainability are especially encouraged to apply. Applications for the project can be submitted now through 19 February 2018.
If you would like more information about the Sustainable RIVER project, please visit www.SustainableRIVER.org.
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Job Openings
Sierra Club West Michigan Clean Energy Associate Organizer
This is a two-year, full-time organizing position based in Grand Rapids. The West Michigan Clean Energy Associate Organizer will build grassroots power and move West Michigan away from fossil fuels towards a clean energy future by leading the implementation of Sierra Club’s Building West Michigan Power Campaign to increase grassroots engagement in the region to achieve the goals of Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign and Ready for 100 Campaigns.
Holland Board of Public Works - Job Openings
The Holland Board of Public Works is seeking qualified individuals to fill the following positions:
- Journeyman Lineworker
For more information and how to apply, please visit https://www.hollandbpw.com/careers/employment-opportunities.
One Heart Source Experiential Learning Programs - Internships and Volunteering
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa. We are offering a variety of 2, and 4-week volunteer programs and internships next summer.
As an OHS Volunteer/Intern you will:
- Gain international experience for graduate school and employment.
- Develop skills in international communication, mentorship and community outreach.
- Mentor students to achieve academic growth and cultivate lasting relationships.
- Immerse yourself in local communities and broaden your global perspective.
- Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
West Michigan Environmental Action Council Internships
West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is accepting applications for various internship positions.
WMEAC hosts interns from many colleges and universities. WMEAC internships include a one-time stipend, with all the benefits of hands-on experience in an environmental nonprofit. We have welcomed writers, those with social media marketing interests, biology and resource management majors, engineering and sustainability majors and others. WMEAC interns leave with new skills, a portfolio of work, a letter of reference, and WMEAC’s appreciation. Typically WMEAC internships follow Spring (January – April), Summer (May-August), Fall (September – December) and the Women and Environment event (October-March) and final determination is decided by the Staff Mentor responsible for intern management.
For more information and application information, click HERE.
GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project Internships
GVSU's Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) offers many interdisciplinary internships. For more information, please visit https://www.gvsu.edu/sustainableagproject/internships-21.htm.
ATTRA Sustainability Internship/Apprenticeship Database
ATTRA has a great, long-running internship and apprenticeship database that is free for students to use.
Literacy Center of West Michigan
The Literacy Center of West MI is currently recruiting several full-time AmeriCorps positions!
For more information and how to apply, visit https://literacycenterwm.org/about-us/careers.
Political and Environmental Internship with Impact
Impact is a non-profit program of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and USPIRG. Impact is hiring interns to work on the ground to create the grassroots energy and power that it takes to win! Interns will have the opportunity to participate in national campaign briefings and activist skills training, all while getting in-state experience and mentorship from their lead campaign organizer.
Apply online at weareimpact.org
A completed application includes the following:
- A one-page personal statement describing your reasons for seeking an internship with Impact and what you hope to gain from the experience
- A resume outlining your educational, professional, and volunteer experiences
Keep Growing Detroit
Keep Growing Detroit (KGD) is an organization located in Detroit, MI and exists to promote a food sovereign city where the majority of fruits and vegetables Detroiters consume are grown by residents within the city’s limits. KGD is currently seeking interns and volunteers! For more information and how to apply, visit Jobs and Volunteering. To learn more about KGD, visit their About Us webpage.