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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.

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.

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.

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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, May 1, 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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, May 1, 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 forsubmission of applications is May 26, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, May 1, 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 forsubmission of applications is May 26, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, May 1, 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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, May 1, 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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, May 1, 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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, May 1, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, May 1, 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.

U.S. Department of Defense
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Friday, April 24, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, May 1, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the leading federal provider of outdoor recreation and attracts over 335 million visitors annually to our lake and river projects in 43 states. Encouraging public safety for those recreating at our projects and preventing fatalities on our lands/waters are our primary concerns.

World Resources Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Monday, April 13, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

WRI’s Climate Program seeks two detail-oriented, well organized, and highly-motivated research interns. The successful candidates will support the research, analysis, and outreach efforts of projects within the Tools, Reporting and Analysis for Climate (TRAC)-Policy Signature Initiative, with a focus on international climate change data and policy.

Penn State
Opportunity Type:
Courses/Certifications
Date:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
For School Credit
Description

Community Recycling
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

We are seeking a Clothing Reuse and Research Coordinator who is passionate about environmental responsibility and being a sustainability change agent on your campus. If you qualify, you will receive practical training and learn important recycling, logistical, environmental, and global economic concepts and skills.

Stroud Center Watershed
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, April 3, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Stroud Water Research Center is seeking rising sophomores, juniors, or graduating seniors majoring in environmental, geological, geographical or ecological sciences to serve as research interns on a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funded watershed restoration project in the upper Brandywine Creek watershed, Chester County, Pa.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
Closing Date:
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. We protect lakeshores, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. We are dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment.

Iggesund Paperboard
Opportunity Type:
Competition
Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Iggesund Paperboard is working via the American crowdsourcing company crowdSPRING to challenge the world’s designers to improve existing consumer packaging, and to positively impact the environment.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is offering an excellent opportunity for two Interns to become part of the interpretive staff to engage visitors and assist in fostering appreciation and understanding of the park and its resources.

Hanley Sustainability Institute, University of Dayton
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description
The Hanley Sustainability Institute at the University of Dayton, established by a $12.5 million lead gift from the George and Amanda Hanley Foundation, invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship.
Consortium for Building Energy Innovation
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Monday, March 9, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) is now accepting applications for the Summer 2015 internship program. CBEI is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technology Office and is developing technology packages and market pathways to reduce energy use in commercial buildings by 50%.

General Motors
Opportunity Type:
Competition
Date:
Friday, March 6, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, March 16, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

National Center for Science Education
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Monday, March 2, 2015
Closing Date:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The National Center for Science Education is seeking one part-time and one-full time summer interns to work on science education activism, with a particular focus on climate change education. These are temporary positions based in Oakland, CA.

Summer Internships

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Monday, March 2, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

At Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, we offer an internship that is an exciting and beneficial experience in working toward a career in outdoor environmental education. Some interns use this experience for college credit, while others use it as a practical training experience and resume builder after graduation.

The Student PIRGs
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, February 27, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

We’re hiring organizers who recognize we are inheriting a country that is facing some real challenges – we’re losing time to combat climate, big money and corporate contributions are corroding our democracy, and the cost of higher education continues to increase and bury graduates in debt.

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