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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.

PSU Community Garden
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The PSU Community Garden is looking for an intern for the 2015 season!

Penn State
Opportunity Type:
Career Fair
Date:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description
Please join us at the ESM Career Fair on Thursday, February 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Forest Resources Building at University Park.
The University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute is inviting applications for our competitive Climate Fellowships.     http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/climatefellows

Penn State Lehigh Valley CHANCE
Opportunity Type:
Courses/Certifications
Date:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Closing Date:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description

The Penn State Lehigh Valley CHANCE (Connecting Humans and Nature through Conservation Experiences) program is accepting applications for its summer 2015 field course, which includes travel to Costa Rica and Panama. Course and application submission information can be found at www.chance.psu.edu.

National Wildlife Federation
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Closing Date:
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

NWF is seeking graduate students in the U.S. to conduct and test market research and business planning and assist with content development for the new NWF EcoLeaders online community. There will be two track options for the Fellowship, Market Research and Content Development.

Penn State's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative is looking to hire a Penn State student intern who will work from September 2015 to May 2016, assisting with the preparation of documents and materials for various stakeholders including faculty, community partners, and Penn State campus partners.

Penn State's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a student communications intern who will work from September 2015 to May 2016. 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's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a Penn State student intern who will work from May to August 2015, assisting with the three Institute programs: the Green Paws program, the Green Teams Program, and the Sustainability Communities Collaborative.

Penn State's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a student communications intern who will work from May 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.

The GREEN Program
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, February 6, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The GREEN Program Spring Break Seeking Applications:

The GREEN Program is the premiere experiential learning program for future clean energy and sustainability leaders. Our short-term, accredited, immersion programs take students on adventures to the epicenters of clean tech, sustainability, and innovative industries.

Oceana
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Friday, February 6, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Oceana is working to protect the oceans from the duel threats of climate change and ocean acidification.

Oceana
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Friday, February 6, 2015
Closing Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Oceana seeks an intern with strong science and policy experience to work on a variety of fisheries and pollution projects in our U.S. Office. The intern will support development of new project ideas and help with ongoing projects on fisheries and bycatch issues, including shark, marine mammal and sea turtle conservation, as well as fishery enforcement and ocean pollution issues. 

Research Experience for Undergraduates/Research Experience for Teachers (REU/RET)
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Fellowship
Date:
Friday, February 6, 2015
Closing Date:
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Pennsylvania State University is coordinating a combined Research Experience for Undergraduates/Research Experience for Teachers (REU/RET) Distributed Site in collaboration with Stroud Water Research Center.

Chandler Hall Health Services
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Over 37 years ago, Chandler Hall Health Services was founded with the belief that every person served by Chandler Hall has the right to independence, free choices regarding health care, and a living situation that fosters productivity and individuality.  Chandler Hall is a non-profit long-term care facility that offers a wide spectrum of services to meet the changing needs of aging individuals,

PERC Student Sustainability Symposium
Opportunity Type:
Conference
Date:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Closing Date:
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

PERC's Student Sustainability Symposium provides an opportunity for students of Pennsylvania colleges and universities to present their sustainability related research, creative works, action projects and community initiatives, and to network with students across the state to promote sustainability collaborations.  This year's Symposium will focus on Sustainability in Action: how students have

Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, February 6, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center (AEC) was founded in 2008 by the College of Agricultural Sciences and its Environment and Natural Resources Institute to enhance the communication and integration of science to inform policy and improve and build partnerships that benefit working landscapes across the Commonwealth.

Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, February 6, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center (AEC) was founded in 2008 by the College of Agricultural Sciences and its Environment and Natural Resources Institute to enhance the communication and integration of science to inform policy and improve and build partnerships that benefit working landscapes across the Commonwealth.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Opportunity Type:
Webinar
Date:
Monday, January 26, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description

Have you heard of a MOOC? It stands for Massive Open Online Course, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hosting one this winter called "The Land Ethic Reclaimed: Perceptive Hunting, Aldo Leopold and Conservation."

UMass Amherst
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Closing Date:
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Generation Green and the Georgia Conservancy
Opportunity Type:
Conference
Date:
Friday, February 27, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Generation Green and the Georgia Conservancy present NEXT SOUTH – the largest conference in the Southeast dedicated to inspiring and empowering future leaders seeking careers in sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Opportunity Type:
Webinar
Date:
Monday, January 12, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

“Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate”, a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to be launched on Jan.12, 2015.

Penn State Altoona
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Monday, January 5, 2015
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Develop and support research as directed by sponsoring faculty member pertaining to the Net-Metering of Solar Energy. Assist in the collection and analysis of solar production data and PJM LMP pricing data. Analyze data and write a research papers presenting data obtained from project. Penn State Altoona students preferred.

Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc.
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

 Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires talented and passionate individuals and the CRC seeks such a person to support the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.

Planet Forward
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Planet Forward is looking for talented, highly-motivated interns for Spring 2015.

Second Nature
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Monday, December 15, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Second Nature is a Boston-based non-profit organization working to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education.

Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium
Opportunity Type:
Conference
Date:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description
The Student Sustainability Symposium provides an opportunity for students of Pennsylvania colleges and universities to present their sustainability related research, creative works, action projects and community initiatives, and to network with students across the state to promote sustainability collaborations.  
 
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Closing Date:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

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John County Community College
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

This position is responsible for maintaining the College’s established recycling and composting programs on campus as well as developing new programs that further JCCC’s goal of being a zero waste campus.   The position also promotes awareness of waste reduction and environmental issues to the student body, staff, faculty, and local community.

Leading Green
Opportunity Type:
Conference
Date:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Closing Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

Emory University's Office of Sustainability
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, December 5, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Sustainability Program Coordinator job description:

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