Opportunities For Students

Opportunities for Undergraduates

WALSAA Outstanding Sophomore Award
WALSAA offers ten $2,000 every year to CALS students in their second year of college. The award will be applied to 2017-2018 tuition. Go to http://www.walsaa.org/walsaa-scholarships/ to apply for the award. The application deadline is February 17th. Posted on February 1st.

Internship with Wisconsin Farmers Union
Wisconsin Farmers Union is hiring a student in Madison who can help with preparations for their Farm and Rural Lobby Day at the Capitol in Madison on February 28. This is a paid position. Click here for more information about the position. Posted on January 5th.

Fall Jobs and Internships with Wisconsin Environment
The Fund for the Public Interest, a nationwide non-profit that is currently working with Wisconsin Environment on a campaign to save the honeybees and protect our food supply has internships and part time positions available. Internship duties will vary from day to day. Such responsibilities may include, (but not limited to) aiding in the preparation of various campaign events, job recruitment, photo petitioning, social media outreach, prepping announcements, and office organization. Work hours can be flexibly negotiated based on the interns availability. They are also currently hiring college students to work part time on their canvassing team. In addition to canvassing and public outreach, one will also get the opportunity to participate and help plan various campaign events which include (but not limited to); photo petitioning, phone banking, media events, and coalition building. Students who pursue this opportunity can work 2-4 days a week. You can fill out an application at https://docs.google.com/a/beloit.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuTKRLRI1bzljNdtnmO_5wYFOXgDO7I3ciK-SyFTgbnai97A/viewform. You can also call their office at 251-5354 to learn more about the positions.

Environmental Jobs Board
The Nelson Institute has an Environmental Job Boards that has information about several openings and is updated frequently. The jobs board is at http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/careers/jobs.php.

CALS Scholarships
Click here for more information about the application process.

International Internships
CALS has international internship opportunities for CALS majors. Many of the internships have application deadlines in November and December. Click here for more information about the internships that are currently available to students.

Jobs with U.S. PIRG
U.S. PIRG has open positions for campus organizers and U.S. PIRG fellows. Campus organizers work on three to six campaigns in a semester, such as working to pass clean energy legislation, increasing youth voter turnout on campus, fighting hunger and homelessness in the local community, and other important public interest campaigns. U.S. PIRG fellows work closely with experienced advocates and organizers, and learn to make the case for reform through targeted research, coalition building, outreach to citizen activists and the media, and direct lobbying of decision-makers. Please visit http://jobs.uspirg.org to apply.

Undergraduate Washington, D.C. Semester in International Affairs
The Washington D.C. Semester in International Affairs (organized by the Division of International Studies) is intended to provide an opportunity for eligible students to intern in an agency, corporation, non-profit or embassy with an international affairs focus and to receive university course credit. This program combines an internship (20 hours per week) with a regular seminar with speakers who are experts and prominent UW-Madison alumni working in professional, academic and diplomatic fields related to international affairs. Readings will be required for these sessions. Students will also attend lectures offered at think tanks and universities as well as business and professional associations. Please visit the website for eligibility and application guidelines.

NOAA Office of Education Undergraduate Student Scholarship Programs

    1. Undergraduate scholars are U.S. citizens, full-time undergraduate students majoring in NOAA-related disciplines, including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including, geography, physics, hydrology, or teacher education that support NOAA’s programs and mission.
    2. The Scholarship recipients receive an OEd funded award that includes academic assistance, a 10-week paid internship, housing assistance, conference travel and round-trip travel to the internship site.
    3. The NOAA OEd Undergraduate Scholarship Programs provide NOAA with a valuable mechanism to achieve its vision, mission, and goals of the NOAA Strategic Plan. The Undergraduate Scholarship Programs supports the Agency’s cross-cutting priorities of “promoting environmental literacy” and “developing, valuing, and sustaining a world-class workforce.”
    4. For more information on the EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program go to http://epp.noaa.gov and for the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program go to http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html.

Opportunities for Graduates

NCR-SARE Grad Student Proposals
NCR-SARE usually issues a Call for Proposals in the fall, and Graduate Student Grant proposals are due in January. Usually, the Council announces the awards in the spring, and notifies recipients shortly thereafter. Funds are typically available in the fall.

The Green Corps
Paid fellowships
Green Corps is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 environmental leadership and organizing program.
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. For more information, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org. Apply online today at greencorps.org/apply

Green Corps
44 Winter St, 4th Fl
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 747-4302

Midwest Alliance
Mentorships, internships, and externships.

Center for Rural Affairs
The Center for Rural Affairs has an opening for an intern to help create an online database of information for beginning farmers and ranchers. Start date is flexible. Compensation is included.