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Save the Redwoods League is a San Francisco-based conservation organization that has protected redwood lands in California for nearly 100 years:http://www.SaveTheRedwoods.org. We seek to hire an energetic and creative Education & Interpretation Manger to develop redwood forest interpretative materials and offer trainings on redwood science, redwood conservation, and the League’s history. In addition, this individual will administer an education-focused grants program to send kids on field trips to the redwoods, support teachers as they develop innovative redwood curriculum, and help our partners strengthen their own redwood education initiatives.

For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit: http://www.savetheredwoods.org/league/pdf/Education-Interpret-Manager_11413.pdf

Further inquiries about the position should be sent to Jobs@SaveTheRedwoods.org

Best Wishes,
Emily Burns

Director of Science
Save the Redwoods League
114 Sansome Street, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
(p) 415-362-2352

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Position Description: The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now taking applications for a halftime GIS/GPS Intern / halftime student in 2013.  We are looking for a student who has solid experience with GIS and/or GPS.  Experience with IT would be a plus.  Fifty percent of the intern’s time will be spent on several projects: 1) assisting the GIS/GPS Coordinator with training users to use handheld GEOXT GPS units, entering and reviewing metadata, downloading and post-processing files from GPS units, mapping sites, creating maps, and helping with other mapping related projects, 2) overseeing upkeep and troubleshooting of the Barclay computer lab, and 3) occasionally assisting with the maintenance of sensors at permanent weather stations at remote sites.  The remaining fifty percent of the intern’s time will be spent on an Independent Research Project OR a short course and a smaller independent research project.  The research project could be focused on field biology or, alternatively, it could be a mapping/GIS project.

Conditions: We are looking for someone who is not afraid of hard work and has a sincere interest in GPS and GIS.  The intern must be detail-oriented, skilled with computers, and be familiar with GIS software. The chosen student will work an average of 20 hours/week on GIS and GPS projects, computer lab upkeep, and weather station assistance, and an average of 20 hours/week on their independent project and/or short course.

Dates and Cost: This program runs from approximately June 9 to August 16 (10 weeks).  The total Educational Fee for the summer is $5100.  RMBL covers half this fee, as the student is a half-time intern.  The student is responsible for the other half of this fee:  $2550.  The educational fee covers Room, Meals, and Station Fees for a total of 10 weeks (maximum) plus tuition for 5 credits of Independent Research.  The student is responsible for parking fees, laundry fees, and other miscellaneous expenses.  The student will be reimbursed $200 for travel expenses.

To apply: To apply for this internship, complete the online application to our educational program.  Go to www.rmbl.org  and follow the link for ‘Students’

When choosing your Courses, please explain that you’re applying for the GIS/GPS Internship.  For the essay portion of the application, please include a description of your experience and interests and how that relates to the described position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  We will choose an intern by early April, 2013.

Questions: please contact the Science Director Dr. Jennifer Reithel (sd@rmbl.org)

Registration for RMBL’s 2013 undergraduate research program is now open at: www.rmbl.org. Follow the link for ‘students’

Each year RMBL matches approximately 40 students with mentors from around the world.  Students have opportunities to work on a wide array of ecological and evolutionary field projects.  Additionally, students have the opportunity to supplement their research project with additional training in field ecology or wildlife biology.  RMBL provides REU funding for approximately 10 students.  RMBL also makes available additional scholarships.  Consequently financial need should not preclude students from applying.


This is a wonderful opportunity for students thinking about a career in the sciences.  RMBL is located in Gothic, Colorado, a stunningly beautiful location in the Rockies.  Because we host approximately 100 graduate students and senior scientists, undergraduates have an opportunity to learn about graduate programs from around the world.  Many undergraduates end up as co-authors on scientific papers and start building professional networks that foster their career across a lifetime.  We have had many undergraduates turn their summer research into a senior thesis project, even though they have not necessarily had someone from their school present at RMBL during the summer.

Our program does fill.  Consequently we encourage strongly motivated applicants, or applicants who need financial support, to submit their online application by Feb. 15 for REU applicants and by March 4 for RMBL Scholarships.  Students can apply for both sources of funds with one application.

You can explore more about RMBL through our Digital RMBL project at: http://rmbl.info/rockymountainbiolab/digital_rmbl_home.html

Position Description: The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now taking applications for an Invasive Plant Intern in 2013. We are looking for a student interested in invasive plant management and plant restoration. The intern’s duties will include: 1) assisting with ongoing experiments to control the spread of Canada Thistle, Smooth Brome, and Yellow Toadflax; 2) active management of invasive plants by manual removal and spot applications of herbicides; 3) transplanting plants and collecting and sowing seed to restore native plants to disturbed sites;  4)coordination of adult volunteers as they help
with weed management; 5) using GPS equipment to map invasive plants; and 6) assisting in revegetation of disturbed areas.Conditions: We are looking for someone who is not afraid of hard work and has a sincere interest in active management of invasive plants. The chosen student will work an average of 40 hours/week on invasive plant management, research, and revegetation.

Dates: This program runs from approximately June 9 to August 16, 2013 (10 weeks); start and end dates are flexible.

Benefits and Cost: Housing, meals, and station fees, will be provided. In addition, $200 is available for travel expense reimbursement.  The student is responsible for any parking fees, if he/she has a car and other miscellaneous expenses such as laundry or store charges incurred during the summer.

To apply: To apply for this internship, complete the online application to our educational program. Go to:  www.rmbl.org and follow the link for ‘students’.

When choosing your Courses, please explain that you’re applying for the Invasive Plant Internship. For the essay portion of the application, please include a description of your interest in invasive plant research, management, revegetation and/or working with volunteers.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We plan to choose an intern by early April, 2013.

Questions: please contact the Science Director Dr. Jennifer Reithel (sd@rmbl.org)

 

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) seeks a Field Coordinator (FC) to aid in the planning, administration, and management of RMFI’s trail, restoration, and education field programs. The FC serves as a lead field instructor, responsible for on-the-ground management of field programs, supervising and instructing field staff, interns, and volunteers in trail and restoration projects throughout Southern Colorado. Primary duties include planning and managing single and multi-day field projects; instructing field staff, interns, and volunteers in trail and restoration techniques; overseeing tool, equipment, and food logistics; maintaining RMFI’s warehouse and vehicles; and maintaining project work and photo logs. The FC ensures quality work standards, the highest degree of safety, and an enjoyable experience for all RMFI program participants.

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. RMFI’s mission is to promote the conservation and stewardship of public lands in the Southern Rocky Mountain region through volunteer-based trail and restoration projects, environmental education and restoration research. Please see http://www.rmfi.org/about-rmfi/jobs for more information about the position and application instructions.


The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), a US non-profit organization, UK and Cayman Islands charity, has openings in our Coral Reef Internship in Marine Ecology and Conservation program for students who want to excel in Coral Reef science and develop hands-on skills in Research, Marine Ecology and Conservation.

Applications close March 1st for this unique opportunity to:
– be a part of solving real-life conservation issues
– conduct field research alongside leading Scientists
– develop an individual research project
– gain course credit in Marine Ecology and Conservation (4 course credits Rutgers Univ. Inst. of Marine & Coastal Sci.)
– and gain diving / snorkelling experience for research on one the Caribbean’s top ranked coral reefs.

Course dates: Saturday 29th June – Tuesday July 16th

Location: Little Cayman Research Centre, Little Cayman Island, Cayman Islands, Caribbean

To apply go to http://www.reefresearch.org/ccmi_website/edufield/edufield_02.htm

TIBOR T. POLGAR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Proposal deadline: Monday, February 11, 2013

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a research program conducted in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Named in honor of the late Dr. Tibor T. Polgar, a major contributor to the early development of the Foundation, this program provides a summertime grant ($3,800 for each fellowship) and limited research funds for eight college students (both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible) to conduct research on the Hudson River. The objectives of the program are to gather important information on all aspects of the River and to train students in conducting scientific studies and public policy research.
Over the past 28 years, the Polgar Fellowship program has produced a large body of research in the Hudson River, with a concentration on the four marshes of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Stockport Flats, the Tivoli Bays, Iona Island Marsh, and Piermont Marsh), compiled in the annual Polgar Fellowship reports published by the Foundation. Anyone interested in obtaining this material in order to plan projects building on the work of previous Polgar fellowships or in discussing potential research topics should contact the Foundation.

Because of the training and educational aspects of this program, each potential fellow must be sponsored by a primary advisor. The advisor must be willing to commit sufficient time for supervision of the research and to attend two meetings (orientation and final reports) with their students. Advisors will receive a stipend of $500.

Application Procedures:

Applications for a Polgar Fellowship should include:

A letter of interest in the program;
A short description (4-6 pages) of the research project, including a statement of its significance;
A timetable for completion of the research;
An estimate of the cost of supplies, travel, etc.;
A letter of support from the student’s advisor; and
The applicant’s curriculum vitae.

Applications, in electronic PDF format, for Polgar Fellowships must be received by the Foundation by 5:00 pm, Monday, February 11, 2013. The electronic copy of the application should be sent in one PDF filetoinfo@hudsonriver.org. with the subject heading “Polgar Proposal Submittal.” One original copy, postmarked no later than Monday, February 11, 2013, must be sent to:

Polgar Fellowship Committee
Hudson River Foundation
17 Battery Place, Suite 915
New York, NY 10004.

Letters of support may be submitted separately.

If you have questions, or if you wish to discuss research ideas or to acquire copies of previous Polgar Fellowship Program annual reports, contact Helena Andreyko at 212-483-7667.

Successul applicants will be notified of their fellowship awards by late April 2013.