Environmental Careers Organization (ECO)
ECO places approximately 400 interns each year in environmental "internships," though most of these pay quite well and provide good entry-level opportunities for graduating seniors. If you are a college junior, senior or graduate student, OR you have completed your Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D. degree within the last three years, you are eligible. Internships last from 3 months to 2 years. Average stipend is $425 per week.
Deadline: Varies, usually 3 weeks after internship is posted on the ECO site
NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows Program at Duke
The NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows Program at Duke, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is a collaborative program between Duke University Marine Laboratory and educators and administrators of Carteret County public schools and is designed to provide Duke NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows the opportunity to combine K-12 teaching experiences with research in the thematic area of Life in Variable and Polluted Marine and Coastal Environments.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency–Fellowships Internships and Student Programs
Opportunities in research, environmental awareness projects, environmental law, PR and communications, computer programming, etc. (part- and full-time available). Complete instructions and application materials on web site.
Deadline: varies by program
Global Change Education Program–US Dept. of Energy Fellowships/Scholarships
For students interested in research ecology, atmospheric sciences, climatology, computer modeling, earth system processes, etc. Includes SURE (Summer Undergrad. Research Experience), GREF (Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships) and SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) Stipends, housing and transportation allowances, financial aid for grad school available
More info on web site.
Deadline: Early February
Student Conservation Association
SCA sponsors several conservation and environmental programs, mainly in national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. Undergraduates and recent alumni are eligible for the program. SCA now offers AmeriCorps education awards of between $1,180 to $4,725 to individuals who successfully complete an SCA Conservation Internship. The award can be applied toward existing college loans or future tuition. Plus, students receivecollege loan deferment and SCA's financial package of travel, housing, a weekly living allowance and insurance.
Deadline: varies by program
Conservation Fellowships at New England Wild Flower Society
The Atkinson and Lovejoy Fellows will assist in all aspects of administering the conservation programs of the Wild Flower Society, including conducting training programs, retrieving data from the heritage programs, obtaining landowner permission for rare plant surveys, sending out volunteer assignments, and entering data. The Wild Flower Society employs two fellows each year. Atjkinson and Lovejoy Fellowships are full-time, six month positions. Stipend is $6000 plus housing. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and reference list to John Burns, Plant Conservation Volunteer Coordinator, New England Wildflower Society, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701, firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions please contact John Burns at email@example.com or (508)877-7360.
Deadline: January 15, 2009