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Work & Professional Development Opportunities

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There are many ways a student can get involved in sustainability efforts, including professional, volunteer and service experiences. The list below are current opportunities available to Penn State students. For other volunteer opportunities at Penn State, please visit the Volunteer@psu website.

Penn State's Agriculture and Environment Center
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Closing Date:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

We are seeking a part time intern to assist the AEC Director and other staff in the delivery of a multitude of its projects and programs.  Work would involve planning and assisting in the delivery of outreach materials, events and approaches that communicate the work of the AEC and research and information on best management practices and help to integrate the College’s research, extension and

The Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
Opportunity Type:
Conference
Date:
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Closing Date:
Monday, February 1, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference Student Summit, formerly the SEED conference at American University, will bring together higher education students from across the country.

Penn State's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Closing Date:
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a student communications intern who will work from March to August 2015. The successful candidate will be a team player with at least a 3.0 GPA, superb written, interpersonal and oral communication skills. Must be a quick learner and able to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines and enjoy a fast-paced work environment.

Penn State Harrisburg
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center Corporation (RMC) is a non-profit organization leading development, expansion, and creation of demand for recycled materials use in Pennsylvania. The RMC serves as a technical and business resource that supports Pennsylvania recycled materials end use.

Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Closing Date:
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainable Food Systems Program is looking to hire a student communications intern who will work 10 hours per week during the Spring semester 2016. The successful candidate will be a team player with at least a 3.0 GPA, superb written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.

Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Closing Date:
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainable Food Systems Program is looking to hire a student production intern who will work 10 hours per week during the Spring semester 2016. The successful candidate will be a team player with at least a 3.0 GPA, vegetable production experience, organizational skills, and strong interpersonal communication skills.

Colby College
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

In December we will begin accepting applications for the Summer 2016 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and in South Gondar, Ethiopia. This REU provides eight American

The Student Training for Environmental Protection
Opportunity Type:
Courses/Certifications
Date:
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The Student Training for Environmental Protection- Spring Break in Appalachia!

March, 6th through March 12th, 2016

Doddridge County, West Virginia

The IU Office of Sustainability
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Monday, November 2, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Manages the Sustainability Internship Program by tracking intern accountability, maintaining program documentation, coordinating events, and developing an alumni network.

Felidae Conservation Fund
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Felidae Conservation Fund is seeking an Education Program assistant for our CAT Aware Program. The Program operates throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. 

Date Range - September 2015 to June 2016
Hours - 10-20 hours per week

Primary Duties - 

Assist the Education Program Manager at school events and activities. 

Saddle Ridge Farm
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

We farm 115 acres near the Blue ridge mountains and raise pastured poultry, eggs, beef and pork. Beyond organic, we strive to generate the cleanest, most healthful, and tasty product we can. 

Educational Opportunities: On the job education and experience. Excellent opportunity to learn to inner workings of the business side of farming. 

Stipend: $500 monthly.

Earthworks
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

Earth Island Institute
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

As an intern with New Leaders Initiative, you'll be involved in the exciting process of elevating bold, emerging, young leaders in the environmental movement through the Brower Youth Award as well as our various year-round programs. 

Pennsylvania Certified Organic
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) Internship position would assist in all duties associated with office management and organic certification as directed by the Administrative Team and Certification Team.  Applicants should have organizational, communication, writing and computer skills, as well as strong abilities in a team environment.

Impact
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with Impact.
 

GreenCircle Certified, LLC
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Monday, August 31, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Intern for the GreenCircle Certified, LLC group has a number of different roles. The main roles include project support for Excel spreadsheets, Access databases, the re-certification process, and sustainable product and company research. This support is provided to aid in delivering services on time and on budget.

EPA's Office of Air and Radiation
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

A postgraduate internship project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection AgeA postgraduate internship project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) in Washington, D.C. This internship will be served with the Climate Change Division (CCD).

Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The College of Agricultural Sciences department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology seeks to hire numerous Penn State students and non-students to fill wage payroll part-time positions throughout the Fall 2015 semester. This is a general and ongoing job posting and positions within the department vary dependent upon need.

Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The College of Agricultural Sciences department of Ag. Economics, Sociology and Education seeks to hire numerous Penn State students and non-students to fill wage payroll part-time positions throughout the fall 2015 semester. This is a general and ongoing job posting and positions within the department vary dependent upon need.

Food Science
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The College of Agricultural Sciences department of Food Science seeks to hire numerous Penn State students and non-students to fill wage payroll part-time positions throughout the Fall 2015 semester. This is a general and ongoing job posting and positions within the department vary dependent upon need.

Energy Science and Power Systems
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Energy Science and Power Systems Division of the Applied Research Laboratory is looking for an undergraduate research student to perform materials characterization on novel powdered fuels. The research will include use of characterization tools such as electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, dynamic light scattering, and powder rheology.

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Environmental Education interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the nature center's operation. A two-week orientation and training period is followed by seasonal program opportunities in both day and residential settings.

Larson Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Larson Institute -- Two to five wage payroll positions starting this Summer into the Fall will be within the mapping subgroup of the Intelligent Vehicles and Systems Group, and activities will be focused on developing and installing both internal electronics and wiring along with the functioning of the camera for the mapping vehicle.

Borough of State College
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Monday, July 27, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, August 10, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Apply now for the opportunity to serve as an AmeriCorps member at the Borough of State College.

Greenbuild 2015
Opportunity Type:
Conference
Date:
Monday, July 27, 2015
Closing Date:
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Inspire the next generation of sustainability leaders by speaking at TalentFX at Greenbuild 2015

Penn State Sustainability Institute/Office of the Physical Plant
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a Penn State student intern who will work from June to August 2015 creating educational materials and programs to encourage Penn State students, faculty and staff to sort their waste into recycling and composting bins.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, June 8, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Air Pollution Exposures

United States Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for a Post-Doc Researcher in the area of Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Air Pollution Exposures.

Penn State Scholarship, Sustainability and Civic Engagement Program
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Undergraduate student needed 10 hours/week for summer and fall 2015 to provide support for Penn State’s Scholarship, Sustainability, and Civic Engagement Program (SSCEP). The Research Assistant will work as part of a research team led by Drs. Ted Alter and Timothy Kelsey, and including several other faculty and staff.

EnergyPath
Opportunity Type:
Conference, Grants
Date:
Monday, May 18, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Energypath is the region's largest sustainable energy event attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia throughout the region and across the United States.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Monday, May 4, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for submission of applications is May 26, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM.

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