Jobs

LISTINGS (includes fellowships; excludes internships)

Please also see our Scholarships page for free money opportunities!


PAID F/T SUMMER JOB for undergraduates

In conjunction with OSCAR and PEREC, term is 11 weeks from May 28 – August 7, 2020 and based at the Potomac Science Center. A stipend of $4,000 will be paid to successful applicants.  There are 6 positions available across 3 teams.

To apply visit https://careers.gmu.edu/handshake
Handshake position: 3553336

Application deadline: March 15, 2020


Ocean Conservancy and the RAY Diversity Fellowship 

RAY Conservation Diversity Fellow: Climate-Ready Fisheries

https://rayfellowship.org/program-positions/518

Ocean Conservancy is supporting a RAY Conservation Diversity fellow on Climate-Ready Fisheries for 2020-2022. This is a two year, paid position, shared across Ocean Conservancy’s Fisheries and POSEIDON programs, open to recent graduates from a racial / ethnic background underrepresented in conservation. The Fellow will get first-hand experience on the science, communications, policy analysis, and Hill advocacy.


The Water Institute of the Gulf

Research Associate or Scientist: Coastal Water Quality Modeler

https://esp.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Water-Quality-Modeler_Feb2020.pdf


U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Reston, VA

Now Accepting Applications:

NCASC “Science Communications and Program Support” Position: https://www.usgs.gov/center-news/now-accepting-applications-ncasc-science-communications-and-program-support-position

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, March 25 or until 75 applications have been received.


Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

https://orise.orau.gov/stem/internships-fellowships-research-opportunities/index.html


American Rivers

Vacancy: Science Program Director
Conservation, Washington, DC

Apply here: https://americanrivers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=58


Prince William County Department of Public Works

Seasonal Employment Opportunity
May – September 2020

The Prince William County Department of Public Works is seeking candidates for seasonal employment to assist the Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch with mosquito surveillance and forest pest related activities. Work will be performed in a variety of functions and will be mostly outdoors. Typical tasks will include, but are not limited to, mosquito surveillance, forest pest monitoring, tree identification and outreach/education; some lab work sorting of mosquitoes and forest pest insects will be involved. Training will be provided.

General Duties and Responsibilities
• Sets out and collects adult mosquito traps in an accurate and timely manner
• Sorts adult mosquitoes and prepares specimens for lab identification and testing
• Assists in tree plot surveys and tree identification using the i-Tree toolset
• Conducts forest pest trapping and surveillance
• Locates, identifies and monitors larval mosquito habitat
• Maintains and inventories assigned equipment
• Organizes trap equipment daily and safely transports equipment to trap sites
• Utilizes and enters data into a comprehensive database
• Conducts site visits relating to mosquito and forest pest inquiries
• Educates the general public through a variety of outreach/education adult and child activities
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
• Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
• Must be able to communicate effectively in English
• Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (flexible schedule may be accommodated)

Preferences
• Some college coursework in a related field of study (Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Agricultural, etc.)
• Experience performing duties outdoors in a variety of terrain and weather conditions
• Experience working independently
• Experience with collecting data in the field
• Ability to identify tree species native to Virginia

Salary & Benefits
• $10-14/hour based on relevant education and experience
• No benefits; however, college students may be eligible to apply for college credit
Please send resumes to Jean Beard at JBeard@pwcgov.org. For more information, please call 703-792-6279.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

ORISE Research Participation Programs – Current EPA Research Opportunities

https://orise.orau.gov/epa/current-research-opportunities.html



Anacostia Watershed Society

VACANCY: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR

The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) seeks a full-time Environmental Educator to inspire and inform youth of all ages about the wonders of the natural world, particularly the workings of the Anacostia Watershed. Through AWS’s environmental education programs, this position will teach watershed education in area classrooms, lead field trips on the Anacostia River, conduct teacher trainings, and engage students in meaningful service learning projects. In addition, the Environmental Educator will provide information to and recruit area schools and teachers to participate in AWS programs. The Environmental Educator is a member of the Education Team, works directly with the Manager of Education, and works collaboratively across the organization. The Environmental Educator is an integral part of the organization and will be an exciting opportunity to contribute to the watershed’s restoration and the engagement of diverse communities, partners, and other stakeholders to deliver on our mission to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed by bringing partners and communities together to achieve a clean and safe Anacostia River for the benefit of all living in its watershed and for future generations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Experience working as an educator with a demonstrated interest and/or experience in conservation/environmental education preferred. • Experience engaging children/youth and adults with experiential learning is a plus. • Bachelor’s degree is an added plus. • Demonstrated success in effective program design and delivery. • Experienced with community engagement and outreach. • Some medium to heavy lifting (such as canoes, kayaks, landscaping material, Shad and Mussel hatcheries, etc.). • Demonstrated success in working cross functionally to execute on program that will engage partners and members, and drive behavior change. We are offering a competitive compensation package that includes a competitive base salary and benefits package. Salary range is in the low $40Ks depending on experience. Interested applicants should email a résumé formally expressing your interest to askhr@anacostiaws.org

Full description available here: https://www.anacostiaws.org/about-us/employment-and-internships.html


Sea Grant Fellowships 

Go to https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/

Upcoming deadlines

++ 2020 Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship
Deadline: April 24, 2020
Link: https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/post-graduate-professional-fellowships/commonwealth-coastal-marine-fellowship/

++ 2020–22 Aquaculture Graduate Research Fellowship
Deadline Extended: March 13, 2020
Link: https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/research-fellowships/aquaculture-graduate-research-fellowship/


NASA DEVELOP Program
Greenbelt, MD

Three internship terms each year: fall, spring, summer 

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting. This is a 10-week paid contracting position open for current students, recent college graduates, and career transitioning professionals including veterans of the Armed Forces. Although the term is only 10 weeks, there are many opportunities to advance through the program to year-long contracts.

Details about the program and how to apply can be found at http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/.  The DEVELOP program has three terms: spring, summer, and fall – the term dates and application windows are updated on the “Apply” page of the DEVELOP website. In addition to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, there are many other locations across the United States.

Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20-29 hours per week for the spring term. Paid positions are funded using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location.


Environmental Jobs/Internships search sites

Environmental Careers Opportunities
SevenseasMedia – Ocean Jobs
The Student Conservation Association Internships
The Environmental Careers Organization
Earth Watch Institute
Idealist.org
Environmental Education Directory
Environment Virginia – Jobs
Smithsonian Institution – Internships
Environmental Career Center
Learnhowtobecome.org – Green Careers
Sustainability Degrees – Careers in Sustainability (info)