LISTINGS (includes fellowships; excludes internships)

This is the last week to apply for the spring 2018 term with NASA DEVELOP!

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting for the spring 2018 term. 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.

This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Our projects focus on addressing local and international community concerns while utilizing NASA’s Earth observations. Participants work in teams, with guidance from NASA and partner science advisors, to demonstrate to partner organizations how NASA remote sensing imagery can be used in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns. DEVELOP’s projects are interdisciplinary in nature, so applications are welcome from all academic backgrounds.

Details about the program and how to apply can be found at The spring online application window is August 28 – October 6.  The spring program dates are January 22 – March 30. 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 that you can find on the “About” page.

Responsibilities include: literature review, data processing and analysis, and composing deliverables including a technical paper, poster, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial and more competitive, are not required for acceptance.

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 20-30 hours per week for the spring term. Paid positions are funded as consultants using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location.

Contact Person:

Victor Lenske
Center Lead
NASA DEVELOP National Program|SSAI
Goddard Space Flight Center
Office: 301.614.5726

Program Officer, Forest Sector Transformation
Washington, DC

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer, Forest Sector Transformation.  The Program Officer is part of the WWF-US Forests team, whose vision is to conserve the world’s forests to sustain nature’s diversity, benefit our climate, and support human well-being.  The Program Officer assists in implementing WWF programs to engage US companies on responsible forest product sourcing, and other actions companies can take to avoid deforestation and forest degradation and sustain global forests.  S/he assists in relationship management with companies and external partners; provides research and technical support for WWF forestry and trade initiatives; and coordinates with other WWF offices on efforts to advance responsible forestry in key countries.  The Program Officer organizes WWF events and participation in external forums, and represents WWF at external events.  S/he also summarizes program updates and provides communications support.

For full job details and to apply online please visit:—18012/job

2018 Smithsonian Fellowship Program 

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to call for applications to the 2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) and affiliated programs.

Programs now accepting applications include:

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (for Graduate Students, Predoc Students, Postdoc Researchers, and Senior Researchers)

The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) – more info to come

The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Smithsonian Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry of Museum Collections Fellowship

The Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation of Museum Collections

The Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship

The George Burch Fellowship

Please note the application deadline for most of these program these programs is December 1, 2017.

You can find out more at

Tap Water Watch is looking for help collecting water samples and distributing these samples to the laboratory for analysis. Work includes preparing sample bottles, labeling sample bottles, filling sample bottles and completing chains of custody. Samplers will need to ensure that samples are valid and representative based upon federal and state guidelines. Training and work will be performed under the supervision of a water quality supervisor. This is a good opportunity to gain field experience.

Compensation: Based on the number of samples collected, at $2.50 per sample.
Time Commitment: Estimated at 1-5 hours on weekends.

To Apply: Send a current resume to
Work to begin: As soon as possible.
Position Type: Part Time

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Doctoral Fellowships

(1) ConocoPhillips/SMSC Conservation Research Fellow

(2) Jacquemin Family Foundation Fellow

Both fellowships are intended to support students conducting original research in an area of conservation and are available beginning fall 2018. Each includes five years of support with a stipend (9 months) of $28,000, health insurance, and tuition coverage at in-state rates. Awardees will be required to enroll full-time in a related PhD program at George Mason University. Additional requirements will be shared during the application process.

Preference will be given to students: (1) who will work on a research project involving collaboration between Mason and Smithsonian Institution investigators, and (2) whose mentor(s) are actively collaborating with SMSC (e.g., accepting practicum/research students, unpaid instruction, etc.).

Details regarding the application process, deadline for applications, selection process, and timing of the announcement of the awards will be provided to those interested in serving as mentors (chair/co-chair).


Cody W. Edwards, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Graduate Education
Interim Executive Director, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
Office of the Provost
George Mason University
4400 University Dr., MSN 3A2
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-993-4564 (Fairfax)
540-635-0461 (SMSC)

Environmental Jobs/Internships search sites

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