Opportunities For Students

Opportunities for Undergraduates

Job with Glacierland Resource Conservation & Development Council
Glacierland Resource Conservation & Development Council (Glacierland RC&D) is hiring a Soil Conservationist/GIS Specialist and a Soil Conservation Technician. The position work with Glacierland RC&D and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) and are in Appleton and Green Bay. The positions will be responsible for a variety of duties which assist NRCS District Conservationist’s and Area Staff Specialists in developing and carrying out a coordinated natural resources conservation program. Application deadline is October 5th.

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.

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.