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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 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:

Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Days are spent 4-and-4: 4 hours of a traditional director-led internship, followed by 4 hours of your own entrepreneurial project- you dream it, we’ll help you do it. Since Summer 2010, we have had students from 16 countries, 45 states and 160 universities. Get ready to get your hands dirty in Latin America!

Fund for the Public
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

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PennEnvironment
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Whether it’s taking on the fracking companies that are wreaking havoc on Pennsylvania’s environment and communities, or the coal companies emitting huge amounts of global warming pollution into our air, protecting our environment is no easy task. But there’s good news: We have the solutions at our fingertips to solve these problems.

The Collegiate Wind Competition
Opportunity Type:
Competition
Date:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description

The Collegiate Wind Competition is a forum for undergraduate college students of multiple disciplines to investigate innovative wind energy concepts; gain experience designing, building, and testing a wind turbine to perform according to a customized market data-derived busi

B Corporations
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Use business as a force for good

B Corps Fellows will be trained to work with thousands of companies to measure and manage
the impact of their businesses on their workers, communities, and the environment
with as much rigor as their profits.

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Food Recovery Network
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, November 21, 2014
Closing Date:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Fight campus food waste and community hunger!

Opportunity Type:
Conference, Networking event
Date:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description

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