Humane Animal Rescue Internships

I am writing to invite your students to apply for an exciting internship opportunity with Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. As the second largest rehabilitation center in Pennsylvania, we admit over 4,200 animals of over 150 different native PA Specie annually and holds over 20 State and Federal Permits.

Our internship program is designed for students studying biology or environmental sciences. Students will be provided with a well-rounded program in which they will have the opportunity to observe and assist our Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators with examinations, treatments, and medication distribution. Daily work will be heavily focused on animal husbandry, supportive care, and general preparation for releasing healthy animals to their native habitats.

We pride ourselves in offering unique hands-on experiences to all students in our program. No two days are alike, so to ensure each student is getting the most out of their time at our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, we provide a small curriculum with assignments due every two weeks for the duration of the internship.

While previous experience is a bonus, this program is also great for entry level students. The practical experiences gained will help round out your student’s education and assist them in their future careers. 

Internship Program Details

View all details on our website, HumaneAnimalRescue.org/WRCIntern.

Click here for an internship application.

Applications, resume, and cover letter to be sent to Katie Kefalos (kkefalos@humaneanimalrescue.org) or via mail:

Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

attn.: Katie Kefalos

6000 Verona Road, Verona PA 15147

Summer Internship: application opens March 1st – April 1st

  • 20-25 hours per week, 15 week commitment
  • Start Dates: May 1st – 14th
  • End Dates: August 14th – 28th

About Humane Animal Rescue

Humane Animal Rescue is one of the largest animal welfare organizations in Pennsylvania, providing services to tens of thousands of animals each year at our two shelters and wildlife rehabilitation center. Formed in 2017, Humane Animal Rescue is the result of a merger between the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (established in 1909) and Western Pennsylvania Humane Society (established in 1874), each with independently rich histories of serving our community’s animals in need. Our new organization continues the legacies of our predecessors with the task of providing enhanced services to domestic and wild animals alike, while bringing greater efficiency in animal care processes, staff training, and cutting-edge practices to one cohesive organization.

Shark & Marine Research Institute in South Africa

We are an NPO that is dedicated to protecting and conserving shark and ray populations, and safeguarding the health and vitality of our oceans.

We have an exciting opportunity available for students or post-graduates who are looking to gain some hands on experience in the field of marine biology (and particularly elasmobranch research) by volunteering with our organisation in Gansbaai, South Africa – the great white shark capital of the world.

Kindly take a few minutes to read the below information regarding our educational volunteer research programme and see if you are keen to get involved!!

Volunteering with us is an opportunity for early-career scientists to be involved in groundbreaking marine research. Volunteers assist us with data collection and will gain valuable skills on board our vessels and in the field. Volunteer duties and responsibilities will involve the following:

•             Learn about the Great White Shark and other shark species and, in turn, educate clients onboard our cage diving vessel about these incredible creatures, with the aim of shifting negative perceptions and enlightening the public about their beauty and the critical role they play in maintaining the health of our oceans.

•             Collect data aboard our cage diving vessel and research vessel pertaining to Great White Sharks, which contributes towards our white shark dorsal fin identification study and growth rate study, and is analyzed to enhance our understanding of the populations of these enigmatic creatures.

•             Join catch and release surveys on our research vessel and learn how to ethically catch, tag, measure, sample and release the smaller sharks along our coastline, many of which are data deficient. (Please note: we do not tag Great Whites at this stage.)

•             Learn how to deploy baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVs) and how to analyse the videos collected

•             Participate in beach clean ups and community education initiatives.

During the 2016 National Workshop on the Implementation of a Shark Biodiversity Management Plan in South Africa, it was underlined that fundamental baseline data are critically required to develop effective management and conservation initiatives for sharks. We work with in conjunction with the University of Stellenbosch, the Oceanographic Research Institute and the Department of Environmental Affairs in South Africa. Our various research projects aim to close some of these gaps in the data to help with the development of effective management plans, especially for our great white sharks, which unfortunately and sadly could be heading towards extinction.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for 2020 & 2021!

Positions are available for a period of two weeks up to three months; longer stays are subject to additional visa requirements.

To learn more please click on the link below:

https://www.sharkcagedive.com/research/overview/

Alternatively, please email volunteer@sharkcagedive.com or info@sharkcagedive.com if you have any questions about anything or would like some more information.

We hope you might be interested in joining our team to learn more about sharks and help with our research & conservation initiatives, all while getting to experience the beautiful country of South Africa!

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs

We, the Georgia Tech College of Sciences, wanted to personally invite undergraduate biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, STEM, and physics majors to apply for our various summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs. Programs are 10 weeks in duration and program dates vary depending on the adviser and the program selected.

Program participants will receive stipends of $4,500 to $5,000, a travel allowance, and housing. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.  In addition to full time research, students are assigned a mentor, participate in a number of professional development seminars, site visits to scientific companies/government labs, and social activities with fellow students and other REU groups on the Georgia Tech campus. 

Please note: THE APPLICATION DEADLINES VARY (February 15th or March 1st). Please check each individual program.

Students interested in specializations within CHEMISTRY and BIOCHEMISTRY can apply to the following programs:

GT School of Chemistry & Biochemistry REU: http://ww2.chemistry.gatech.edu/reu

 Chemistry Summer Theory Program

 Students interested in: i) Atmospheric Chemistry, ii) Dynamics of Weather and Climate,  iii) Biogeochemistry, iv) Geophysics,  v) Oceanography and Climate, vi) Paleoclimate, vii) Space and Planetary Science, viii) Remote Sensing can apply to the:Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography and Geosciences (AOG) research program at: https://easreu.eas.gatech.edu/   

 Students interested in specializations within PHYSICS can apply to the following program:  http://physicsreu.gatech.edu/

 Students interested in specializations within BIOLOGY can apply to the following program:  Aquatic Chemical Ecology Summer Research Program at Georgia Tech

 Students interested in specializations within MATHEMATICS can apply to the following program:  https://www.mathprograms.org/db/89.

 
If you or your students have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Keith Oden at (404)894-8163 or keith.oden@cos.gatech.edu.

Announcements: Genetic Counseling Assistant Internships at Akron Children’s Hospital

This is an internship through the Genetic Center at Akron Children’s Hospital. There are limited positions available and those interested must contact one of the genetic counselors listed below. Currently, this is an unpaid internship. Relocation, housing, travel expenses and clothing expenses are not provided. GCAs must dress in conservative, business casual. Additional details on the dress code and other important information are provided by our volunteer office through paperwork that will be emailed to the individual selected and during their orientation.

The main responsibilities of a Genetic Counseling Assistant Intern are to:

  • assist genetic counselors with patient intake, genetic counseling, documentation and scheduling.
  • interview patients and document personal and family medical histories.
  • contact patients with normal genetic results and write normal follow up letters to patients and physicians, in addition to routine correspondence
  • assist with clinic flow
  •  prepare smart phrases for such topics as genetic conditions and letters of medical necessity
  • contact laboratories to determine necessary steps for genetic testing , and act as liaison with laboratories to make sure all samples and required forms and consents are completed and received; contact laboratories on status of results
  • aid in insurance authorizations for genetic testing
  • complete literature searches for specific genetic variants and genetic conditions
  • assist in research projects, such as data collection
  • data entry for the Ohio Department of Health

For more information, please contact genetic counselors Connie Motter or Marcie Parker at 330-543-8792 or email at cmotter@akronchildrens.org or mparker2@akronchildrens.org.

Student/Temporary Help ­ Mosquito and Water Quality Program

Appointing Authority                         Summit County Public Health

Department/Division                          Summit County Public Health

Full Time/Part Time                           Part Time

Regular/Temporary                            Temporary

Work Schedule                                  Temporary Status – 28 hours per week

(May through September) may include evening and weekend work.

Job Description

This posting is for Student/Temporary Help in two separate programmatic areas; one is in the Water Quality Program and the other is in the Mosquito Program. The Student/Temporary Help position performs programmatic activities under supervision, conducts field inspections, and collects samples. Must display initiative and follow through in completing tasks; be reliable, mature and adaptable; interact successfully with the community and co­workers regardless of their social, ethnic, or religious status; comply with agency objectives, philosophy and policies. Work under the general direction and guidance of the program coordinator and supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable automobile available
  • At least liability insurance on the vehicle
  • Ability to pass a drug screening and background check
  • Clean driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • College or university science/health majors preferred
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree or be a recent graduate seeking practical experience in the field
  • Must have an understanding of basic biology or science, and must be capable of learning to respond to questions and concerns from general public
  • Certificate of registration or pursuing a certificate of registration as a Sanitarian­In­ Training
  • Mechanical experience

Pre ­Employment Testing Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Pre­employment Drug and Alcohol Testing

Work Environment

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle, feel, carry or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; talk or hear; walk; sit. The employee may be required to lift items as heavy as 80 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Licensing/Certification – A valid Ohio driver’s license, automobile availability and insurance coverage.

Additional Information –  *Summit County Public Health adheres to its policy on the Employment of Relatives and therefore an applicant who is a relative of a current employee of Summit County Public Health will not be considered for employment.

Description of Job Duty

  • Duties include assisting the storm water staff to identify outfalls in the service area and to screen and sample outfalls as required
  • Work on a variety of projects and tasks pertinent to storm water management and water quality programs
  • Must have your own transportation and be able to work in the field without direct oversight
  • Must properly interpret regulations, have an in­depth understanding of the processes and components of various storm water and EPA Phase 2 requirements and have an attention to detail
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships among public and agency participants.
  • May investigate mosquito complaints in an assigned area
  • Informing residents of steps for mosquito abatement
  • Mosquito surveillance
  • Larviciding for mosquito breeding sites
  • Reading and maintaining accurate maps and data
  • Responsible for various program equipment
  • May perform evening adult mosquito spray treatments utilizing a truck mounted sprayer up to five nights per week
  • May assist in data entry or research
  • May assist with special mosquito spray applications as needed (parks, special events, etc.)
  • Employee has the obligation, set forth by the Summit County Public Health Emergency Operations Plan and within the scope of their employment, to be available for emergency service during routine and non­routine hours of operation including 24/7/365 availability.

Requisition Number – C/U ­ 0132020­P

Working Title – Student/Temporary Help ­ Mosquito and Water Quality Program

Posting Type – External/Public Posting

Number of Vacancies – 15

Advertised Salary – $13.50 per hour/28 hours per week

Open Date – 01/29/2020

Close Date – Until filled

Documents Needed to Apply

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Summer 2020 REU program on Translational Ecology at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Students conduct mentored research projects and have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support. They also participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology. 

To apply:  https://www.caryinstitute.org/eco-inquiry/reu-program

New application deadline: January 31, 2020, 11:59 pm

Dates: May 20 to August 7, 2020 (12 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $6,600 stipend, plus a $900 food allowance and free on-campus housing.

Other support:  Assistance is available for travel to and from the program as well. 

Research projects for the summer of 2020 include:

  • Examining the effects of global change on streams of the northeastern US
  • The role of natural enemies in governing symbiotic nitrogen fixation
  • Causes of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition and impacts on tropical forest function
  • Mosquitoes and ecosystem regulation of disease risk: data visualization and analysis
  • Quantifying spatial variation and ecological influences of groundwater fluxes in lakes of northern Wisconsin
  • Ecological change in the Sky Lakes on the Shawangunk Ridge
  • Understanding the intersection of global change, conservation, and disease risk
  • Microbial processes in urban ecosystems
  • Examining the impacts of road salt on groundwater used for drinking water
  • Urban forest ecology in New York City
  • Effect of undergraduate research experiences on career trajectories
  • Ecology of urban streams / high school student mentoring

For more information about the Cary Institute, visit http://www.caryinstitute.org/

For more information about the program, contact Kevin Burgio, REU program coordinator (burgiok@caryinstitute.org)

LORAIN COUNTY METROPARKS

Natural Resource Technician (Park Service Trainee)

Grade:                              Seasonal

Area:                               Park District-Wide

Immediate Supervisor:       Conservation Supervisor

Department:                    Operations

Job description: Assists in the implementation of Natural Resource Mgmt. Plans for Park District Reservations; wetlands maintenance; nest box upkeep; invasive plant control; brush clearing; field mowing.  Assist with prescribed burn crew.  Participates in data collection and with various resource monitoring projects.  Works individually or with park staff and volunteers in all weather conditions.  Performs related maintenance tasks as apparent or  assigned.  This position may be used to fulfill internship requirements.

Job Qualifications:  Must have a strong interest in resource mgmt.; forestry; wildlife; fisheries; or related field.  Individuals, either possessing or working towards a degree in one of these fields, will be given preference.  Must have a working knowledge official flora and fauna.  Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and be insurable.  Experience with power tools, agricultural equipment or construction equipment, is a plus.  Must be willing to apply herbicides within park natural areas.

Rate of Pay:  $9.50 $12.00 / hr.

Posting dates: For questions, contact Chris Grame at Carlisle Reservation, (440-458-4319).  Interested applicants should submit an application and resume no later than March 20, 2020 to Chris Grame:  Lorain County Metro Parks, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio 44050.

(cgrame@loraincountymetroparks.com) Earlier application submittals are preferred/positions may be filled well before the 3/30/2020 closing date.

Lorain County Metropolitan Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

Environmental Science Intern

EnviroScience, Inc.

 Full-Time Internship (5/15/20 – 9/30/20)

Stow, OH

 Paid

 Posted Nov 27

Applications close on February 28th, 2020 at 10:00 pm

EnviroScience is looking to hire entry-level/mid-level environmental science interns to support our natural resources division. Applicants must be available for 1 week in May and then June through September. This position consists of working on a 3 member crew performing a wide array of ecological sampling and assessment from a boat in marine and freshwater coastal systems.

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of a Crew Leader, conduct assessments following specific protocols at either marine or Great Lakes sites, sample collection, preservation and in-situ testing of water and sediment, collection and preservation of fish and invertebrates, packaging and shipping of samples, boat operation, data collection and entry.

Qualifications 

•   Completion or current enrollment in a BS or Associates degree in the Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences or a related field.

•     Some marine or aquatic field experience is required. 

•     Familiarity with sampling techniques for water, sediment, benthic macroinvertebrates and fish.

•     Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•     Experience operating and working on a boat are an asset.

•     Must be willing to work remotely throughout the duration of the field season (June-September).

•     Strong knowledge of fish taxonomy is an asset.

•     Some tasks will require strenuous work, long field days, and significant travel.

•     Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Background check required.  

•     Must possess a boater safety certificate by the start date of the position (etc. Ohio Boater Education Certificate).

Compensation: This is a seasonal position and salary will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications. Due to the nature of the field work involved, lodging and per diem will be included.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

EnviroScience, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws

EnviroScience, Inc.

www.enviroscienceinc.com

Stow, OH

100 – 250 employees

Scientific and Technical Consulting

EnviroScience, Inc. is team of over 100 expert biologists, engineers, commercial divers, and environmental scientists headquartered in Ohio, with additional offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Richmond, Virginia. We have supported environmental design and regulatory requirements servicing federal, state, and municipal governments; ODOT and other DOTs; as well as mining, industrial, engineering, and private sector clients since our inception in 1989. EnviroScience is often considered a “niche” environmental consultant due to our ecological consulting focus and nationally-recognized ecological services and environmental compliance for freshwater mussels, bats, fisheries, aquatic surveys, stormwater and streams and wetlands. Since 2012, EnviroScience has completed nationwide surveys of streams, rivers, coastal areas, and other aquatic resources under the five-year National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) contract with USEPA. Few firms in the country retain as many biologists, divers, and scientists under one roof and most of our staff have over 10 years of experience in their respective fields. EnviroScience specializes in providing high quality biomonitoring services both in the laboratory and in the field. Our major areas of emphasis are 1) ecological surveys including stream/wetland permitting, 2) endangered species surveys and documentation, 3) ecological restoration, 4) emergency response to environmental disasters, 5) lake management, 6) commercial diving and marine services, 7) bioassay services, and 8) environmental compliance services. In addition to our core staff, the company draws on a network of consulting employees with particularly high levels of expertise in one or more disciplines ranging from archaeology to vertebrate zoology. Many of our consulting employees are Ph.D. and M.S. scientists having on average 20 years of experience in their respective disciplines. Among them are principle authors of textbooks and manuals on lake management, wetland construction, and rare and endangered plants in the midwestern United States. By bringing in experts well published in their particular fields, we can support our clients with world-class expertise and resources at a reasonable cost. A detailed list of services and capabilities, including project summaries, is available on our website: www.EnviroScienceInc.com


GROWER Intern

Extraordinary Plants. Extraordinary People.

Green Circle Growers’ Internship Program gives students majoring in Horticulture Programs the opportunity to work for one of the largest greenhouse operations in the Midwest. GCG is committed to introducing fresh new ideas to the market place while utilizing production methods that are efficient and environmentally conscious.

The goal of Green Circle Growers’ Internship Program is to give students a hands-on experience in each specialized area. Interns will work with experienced GCG growers and staff, who guide and educate them throughout the Internship process.  Some areas Interns will focus on are: Plant Watering (Priva Computer System), Biological Control Program, Insect Scouting & Recording, Soft Chemical Applications, Plant Rotations and much more.

Rate is $13.26 an hour.

Job Duties:

·        Crop irrigation, including irrigation by hose, through boom and via ebb and flood. The intern will first develop an understanding of when to irrigate before being shown how to irrigate.

·        Interface with environmental control systems (Priva) to understand how to set up the greenhouse environment to maximize plant growth and energy savings.

·        Crop maintenance activities including moving plants/tables, spacing and pinching.

·        Housekeeping activities including cleaning greenhouses and removing debris.

·        Scouting crops to assess insect populations, including monitoring of yellow sticky traps.

·        Moving tables, spacing pots/trays, cleaning and hosing floors and emptying trash cans

·        Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas

·        May be required to drive electric carts.

Qualifications:

·        Enrolled or Recent Graduate of Horticulture Program.

·        Must be able to read/speak English with good communication skills

  • Ability to assist grower in all growing relating routine tasks
  • Ability to scout for insects and diseases
  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures (safety-conscious around chemical applications)
  • Flexibility is a must, as priorities change throughout the day
  • Able to work at a fast pace, with long periods of standing and bending or sitting
  • Able to work overtime and weekends as required

·        Have a solid work history with good attendance

  • Must have reliable transportation

·        Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen

Physical demands and abilities: 

·        Regularly required to use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms

·        Frequently required to stand/walk 8+ hours, stoop, kneel, bend/squat, handle fluctuating temperatures for long periods of time

·        Lifting and/or moving plants up-to 50lbs or more; pushing carts that can weigh over 100lbs

Green Circle Growers

greencirclegrowers.com

Oberlin, OH

50 – 100 employees

Other Agriculture

At Green Circle Growers, we believe that extraordinary people deserve extraordinary plants. We are dedicated to making every home and landscape simply unforgettable. By growing some of the most beautiful and dependable plants on earth, we assure you a beautiful, quality Green Circle Grower product.