LUREC Farm Operations Internship
The Farm Operations intern will learn the workings of an organic fruit and vegetable farm including field, greenhouse and hoop house production. Marketing and managing the Farm Stand for the summer will also be part of this internship. The intern will participate in our sustainable food operation including harvesting, processing and delivering to our campus kitchen. They will also work with area restaurants in delivery of specialty items.
To apply, you must be a current IES student enrolled in ENVS 395. You must be able to work almost exclusively outside in rain or shine. Some strenuous work and lots of physical activity required. No experience in gardening necessary.
This is a full time internship and will run from May 14 to August 11. Interns will receive room and board plus $1,000 monthly stipend. Please send application, resume and cover letter to the Farm Operations Manager Emily Zack by April 1, 2017.
Water is one of the most important and unifying of issues. From water scarcity to water-related disasters, we are dependent on water for our health and our economy. Celebrate water and everything it provides during WaterWeek 2017.
Join the Institute of Environmental Sustainability in partnership with Student Environmental Alliance at these WaterWeek events:
March 23: Saving the Great Lakes in a Time of Change
March 24: Guided Yoga: Set your water intentions
March 24: LOCALS - Green Cleaners DIY
Sustainability is Good Business
Join us for our first Research Seminar Series of the spring semester! Ulf Nordwall's seminar is titled, "Sustainability is Good Business."
Nordwall graduated in 1944 with a degree in architecture from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. After a time engaged as an architect he became an industrial PhD student at Chalmers University and at the School of Architecture at Umeå University receiving a technical licentiate degree in 2012 with a dissertation on Architectural Qualities in Housing. He now works with project development for Peab Bygg region North. He has authored the book “Länge leve husen” and a number of scientific articles.
The seminar will take place on March 27 from 5-6 p.m. in IES 123/124.
Brendan Carson Seminar
Loyola Professor, Brendan Carson will be presenting in the IES Research Seminar Series on April 3 from 4-5 p.m. in IES 123-124.
John Frendreis Seminar
John Frendreis will be presenting in the IES Research Seminar Series on April 11 from 4-5 p.m. in IES 123/124.
Frendreis is a Professor of American Politics at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Frendreis' teaching and research interests include environmental politics, American political parties and elections, urban politics and research methodology. His publications include articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, and Polity, and he is co-author of the book The Presidency and Economic Policy. He holds a PhD from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Howard Rosing will be presenting, "Farming Chicago: Prospects for Sustainable Urban Food Systems in the U.S. Heartland" in the IES Research Seminar Series on April 25 from 4-5 p.m. in IES 123/124.
Howard Rosing is an anthropologist and director of the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning at DePaul University. He is a faculty member in Community Service Studies and an affiliate faculty member in Geography, Sustainable Urban Development and Community Psychology at DePaul. Rosing's research focuses on urban food access, economic restructuring, community food systems and food justice movements in Chicago and the Dominican Republic. He is co-author (with Daniel Block) of Chicago: A Food Biography (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) and author of numerous book chapters and articles including "Growing Community Through Gardens on Chicago's Southwest Side" (In: Sowing Seeds in the City, Springer, 2016) and "Farming Chicago" (In: Metropolitan Universities Journal, Winter 2017.) He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York-Binghamton.
Pizza with the Dean
Enjoy pizza and the company of IES Dean, Nancy Tuchman this spring. Pizza with the Dean will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 4-6 p.m in IES 116.
Take Environmental Health Online!
Take Environmental Health (ENVS 301) online over the summer and earn 3 credits! This course will focus on epidemiology (the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in populations). This course is designed as an introduction to environmental public health issues, laws, regulations, research, and advocacy. Environmental factors including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community will be presented. The environmental media (air, water and land) and various community exposure concerns will also be presented.
The course will utilize available internet resources to access environmental data, and focus related research. A team project will be completed requiring literature review and presentation and critical assessment of a successful (or unsuccessful) environmental advocacy campaign.
Environmental Health will take place online from June 5-July 28.
Take a Course at LUREC this Summer!
Here's the list of the fun classes that are being offered during our annual LUREC May Term (May 15-June 3, 2017):
ENVS 280: Principles of Ecology (3 credits) and ENVS 286: Principles of Ecology Lab (1 credit)
ENVS 326: Agroecosystems (3 credits)
ENVS 398: Special Topics: Field Entomology (3 credits)
ANTH 399: Fieldwork in Anthropology (3 credits)
MBPH 495/ENVS 398:Special Topics: Environmental Health--Mosquitoes and Ticks (1 credit)
For more information visit: Luc.edu/summer/courses/lurec
RecycleMania is a national competition among colleges and universities to measure and compare waste reduction over an eight-week period. Loyola has competed in RecycleMania since 2009. During the contest, we encourage everyone—students, staff and faculty—to pitch in!
The ultimate goal of RecycleMania at Loyola is to reduce our consumption and divert waste from the landfill. Do your part to think about the waste we generate and what we can do to reduce it.
RecycleMania will run through April 1 and is a great opportunity to begin incorporating a new positive behavior in order to reduce waste and remind all Ramblers to do their part to put Loyola at the top of the competition rankings!
Environmental Graphiti at Loyola
Environmental Graphiti is a venture that uses contemporary art as a vehicle to enhance public awareness about the science of climate change. Each of the pieces in the series of 50+ digital paintings is based on a chart, graph, word or number representing a key fact about climate change.
A collection of the art (18 pieces) is now permanently installed at the Institute of Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago's Lake Shore campus.
Searle Biodiesel Volunteer Days
Are you interested in what Loyola students do in the Searle Biodiesel Lab and how we contribute to campus sustainability? Come volunteer with us and find out! The Searle Biodiesel Lab is now offering volunteer days for Loyola students every Friday (excluding holidays) from 12:00-2:00 p.m. for the remainder of the Spring 2017 semester. Gain first-hand experience in the lab and see for yourself how we create the biodiesel that runs our inter-campus shuttles and the BioSoap that is present in all of the restrooms on campus. Sign up to volunteer by visiting the Searle Biodiesel Lab and leaving your name and e-mail address on the sign-up sheet on the door.
Volunteer with Urban Ag!
Volunteer with Urban Agriculture on Saturdays from 11 - 1 to learn about sustainable food production and overcoming the challenges of growing food in an urban environment. Tasks for volunteers include irrigation, harvesting, feeding fish, data collection, and general maintenance of the gardens or greenhouse.
If you are interested in joining Urban Ag volunteer days, or want to inquire about volunteering during the week, please e-mail email@example.com.
Upcoming Urban Ag Work Days:
Volunteer for a Restoration Work Day!
Join us, every second Saturday of the month, for a Restoration Work Day at LUREC. We're always looking for volunteers to help restore the natural areas of our Retreat and Ecology Campus. The volunteer session starts at 9:30 a.m. at LUREC and lunch will be served. Transportation to LUREC is available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Upcoming Restoration Work Days will be held on:
April 8, 2017
May 13, 2017
June 10, 2017
July 8, 2017
August 12, 2017
Please RSVP to Dr Lammers-Campbell if you are able to attend.
LUREC Highlighted in Friends of Hackmatack Monarch Committee Report
Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) was recently highlighted in the 2016 Friends of Hackmatack NWR Monarch Committee Report. The butterfly garden depicted at the top of the report was planted by Dr Ohsowski's restoration class and Fr Stephen Mitten's Field ornithology class.
Are you interested in similar work? Learn more about LUREC Restoration Work Days. Direct your questions to Dr. Lammers Campbell.
Loyola Bird Photo Series
Since 2012, the Student Operation for Avian Relief have been working to protect birds on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus. Last year photographer Art Fox took a series of images of birds recovered from Loyola's campus. Several of these photos are included in his exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Visit Fox’s exhibit title "Broken Journey", which highlights how Chicago is dangerous to migratory birds.
Useful IES Major/Minor Information
1. Get to know your advisors! You have two advisors, an Academic Advisor and an IES Faculty Advisor. Your Academic Advisor can help you with scheduling and LOCUS. Your IES Faculty Advisor can provide advice and guidance on career paths and course selection.
2. Volunteer at IES. Volunteering in the Biodiesel Lab, Greenhouse/Aquaponics facility (i.e. Ecodome), and Farmer's Market is fun and a great way to get experience. It also might give you a leg up on getting a paid internship in the future!
3. Apply for an internship. It's a great way to get hands-on experience, find out if you like a particular profession and develop connections that may generate future opportunities. Find up-to-date information on our Internships, Jobs, and Careers Page.
4. Take a class at LUREC. IES offers classes at our Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, IL. You can get 3 credits in just 3 weeks.
5. Volunteer for a Student Environmental Alliance, Restoration Club, Grower's Guild,and LUC Net Impact. You can also get involved in Student Government of Loyola Chicago (SGLC).
8. Got a great idea for a environmental/sustainability oriented project? Submit a proposal to the The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) and get it done.
9. Look for Email Blasts. Every two weeks we send out an email to all majors with recent internship, volunteer, job opportunities, and events.
10.Continue to check the IES Student Bulletin Board for up-to-date news on events and opportunities.
New IES Internships, Jobs, & Careers Page
The Institute of Environmental Sustainability has revamped how we present opportunities to our students and alumni.
Come check out the new website and let us know if it is helpful!
IES Student Ambassadors
We are looking for current Juniors and Seniors interested in volunteering for a variety of events such as:
Meeting with high school students considering environmental degrees to relate your experience with IES and Loyola.
Having a prospective or newly admitted student shadow you for a day, or maybe a class or two.
Being a student representative of IES, along with an IES staff or faculty member, and some of the student fairs throughout the year – the Major Fair, Resources Fairs, Open houses etc.
If you are interested and willing to provide this valuable service, contact Chris Wolff.
Call to Action
Join our Net Impact LUC chapter
The global Net Impact undergraduate chapter network is made up of student-led campus organizations working to create a positive social and environmental impact. The main focus of Net impact is sustainability and business.
If you’re interested in joining Net Impact, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Call to Action
Help Loyola become a Bicycle Friendly University
As part of our application to be recognized as a "Bike Friendly University", we would like you to fill this 2-minute survey. Your local knowledge and perspective will provide invaluable feedback on Loyola's efforts to support biking.
IES 2015-2016 Annual Report
Read the Institute of Environmental Sustainability 2015-2016 Annual Report to learn more about IES efforts in campus waste reduction, the free environmental science textbook (Healing Earth), and our exceptional students and staff.
How to Live Green
What does “being green” mean at Loyola? Learn about actions to take as a student to create an impactful yet simple campus life. Check out the Guide to Living Green On Campus to get started.
Call to Action
Engaged Learning Opportunity
Are you in an Engaged Learning class this semester? Submit an engaged learning reflection by March 31 to earn your Loyola Experience Engagement Key. Learn more here.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any further questions.
Connect with Loyola Alumni
Do you wish you could talk to Loyola graduates in your field of interest? Well, you're in luck because LUConnect is a tool that connects students to alumni with mutual interests. Students can communicate with alumni and gain knowledge about their field. Visit LUConnect or e-mail Bridget at the Career Development Center with any questions.
Loyola's Peer Tutor Association is looking for students who want to provide free tutoring at flexible times to peers around campus. This is an excellent resume builder, way to improve your leadership skills and a way to become more involved on campus.
Fill out LPTA's application on LUCentral or email LPTA for more information.
Email LPTA to request tutoring services.
ACE Peer Tutor-Mentor
The mission of the Loyola University Chicago Achieving College Excellence (ACE) program is to serve and support students who qualify as low-income, first in their families to pursue a bachelor's degree, and/or have a documented disability. ACE is seeking high achieving, enthusiastic LUC students to serve as Peer Tutor- Mentors for the 2016-2017 academic year for introductory courses in Environmental Science.
Apply ASAP by sending your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to Michelle Thomas, ACE Tutoring Coordinator. Please write "ACE Peer Tutor Application" in the subject line. Please note you must have a minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA to be considered.
This position will pay $10.50 an hour for 5-10 flexible hours per week.
CURL Friday Morning Seminars
Loyola's Center for Urban Research and Learning invites you to its Spring 2017 Friday Morning Seminars.
CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held on Friday mornings from
10:30am until 12:00pm in Cuneo Hall, 417. Loyola faculty, students, staff, community members, and guests are welcome. Visit
CURL’s website for the full schedule.
iMAUG GIS Intern Position
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is accepting resumes for a GIS Intern – Seasonal Laborer position. Under the supervision of Planning and GIS Coordinator, this position is responsible for assisting with the implementation and maintenance of the District’s GIS database as well as preparing maps for District Staff.
The GIS Intern is a temporary part-time position, with a pay range from $11/hour to $12/hour commensurate with experience.
See the Job Description outlining duties, skills, abilities, training, experience and working conditions. Resumes will be accepted until Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
Chicago Farm Works Internship
Chicago FarmWorks is a 2-acre farm in Garfield Park that fights poverty. We do this through two related goals: to distribute local produce of the highest quality to those who need it most, and to help people with multiple barriers to employment, such as low literacy, chronic unemployment, homelessness, and lack of skills find full-time, permanent jobs.
Harvest Commons is a permanent supportive housing program on Chicago’s Near West Side for low-income residents who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Chicago FarmWorks maintains a garden, a flock of chickens, fruit trees, and a bee hive at Harvest Commons. The garden is planned, tended, and harvested cooperatively among tenants and staff.
The intern will split time between these two sites to gain an in-depth experience in mission-driven farming.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Surma, Urban Agriculture Coordinator,at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list your availability, including start and end date, days available during the week,and number of hours per week.
IWEA Student Poster Competition
The Illinois Water Environmental Association (IWEA) is holding a Student Poster Competition at its annual Illinois Wastewater Professionals Conference. Students can create posters relating to the wastewater field and compete for cash prizes. This years conference will be held in Springfield on April 24-26, 2017.
The deadline to submit your poster is April 14, 2017.
Uncommon Ground Organic Rooftop Farm Internship
Intern at the nation’s first certified organic rooftop farm atop the Greenest Restaurant in Chicago! This summer internship is a great opportunity for Loyola students as it is close to campus and provides an in depth educational experience in urban agriculture.
Apply ASAP to be considered!
Entry Level Forest Preserve Positions
The Conservation & Experiential Programming Dept. of the Forest Preserves
of Cook County has a number of seasonal entry level jobs available for application. Read more about the Forest Preserve opportunities.
Experiential Learning on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua
Build your leadership skills and create a lasting impact in the lives of others through sustainable development work on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. The 2017 Summer Fellowship is a unique opportunity to apply classroom theory and knowledge to real-world situations, driving personal and professional growth while creating local impact. Fellows build leadership skills and work on projects alongside a diverse program cohort, local staff, international staff, and Nicaraguan families and communities.
To apply, visit http://www.blueenergygroup.org/.
North Shore Mosquito Abatement District Positions
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District is currently seeking qualified persons to fill the following positions:
Seasonal Field Technicians – Starting pay $13.00 per hour. Applications will be accepted for Seasonal Field Technicians until April 28, 2017. Please download and complete the NSMAD employment application and send it to email@example.com.
Internship Opportunity, Paid – The Evanston Health & Human Services Department is seeking an Environmental Health Intern for their West-Nile Virus program from May 1 to October 31, 2017. Please click here for additional information.
The United States Department of Agriculture is looking to fill 26 internship positions in the Biological Sciences field. The Internship Program is designed for rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students, and to develop key technical and leadership skills necessary to be successful APHIS employees. Upon completion of the program, students may be eligible to be noncompetitively converted into a permanent position.
Apply online at USAJobs.gov.
Nelson Institute Internships
Check out the Nelson Institute Jobs Board for the latest internship and job postings! Seven internships were just added this week!
Fiore Nursery Internship
Fiore Nursery is looking to hire students for its paid wholesale nursery Customer Service Internship for the summer of 2017.
To apply, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metro Farms Internships
Metro Farms seeks 3 interns for the spring/summer season. Interns will receive class credit, farm fresh fish and produce and aquaponic farm operations experience. The time commitment is a minimum of two days, six hours each, per week.
Apply with resume, desired specialty task and weekly availability to email@example.com.
Agriculture in the Classroom 2017 Summer Internship
Annually, the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation offers an internship within the Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Department in Countryside, IL. The internship begins in late May and will extend to early August.
This is a paid internship, available to current college students. Anticipate job requirement of 20-30 hours per week. Some area travel required. The position is selected through an interview process and application as well as resume, academic transcripts, and references.
For more information or to apply, contact Diane Merrion.
Paid Summer Forestry/Resource Management Internship
Friends of the Forest Preserves in partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County is seeking candidates for a paid resource management internship. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on “real” world experience working side-by-side with FPCC staff. The internship pays $12.75 per hour; 37.5 hours per week.
Send your resume and cover letter to Melissa Horther by April 1 to apply. Please make sure to include your cover letter and resume in a single document labeled with your last name and the words, "RM Internship."
Environmental Law and Policy Summer Undergraduate Program
Are you an undergraduate student interested in advocacy and making a difference? Develop the tools you need to become a powerful advocate for the environment in the New Frontiers in Environmental Law and Policy summer program at Vermont Law School.
Lake Forest Open Lands Jobs and Internships
Lake Forest Open Lands is looking to fill camp instructor and counselor positions as well as a couple environmental internships. For more information please visit the Lake Forest Open Lands Jobs & Internships page.
The Talking Farm Internships
The Talking Farm is looking for motivated individuals that want to learn more about and participate in sustainable urban agriculture. Applications are due at least a month before each session.
Contact Matt Ryan for more information.
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe.
There is no fee to participate in this program and lodging is provided for all participants.
Applications will be accepted until June 15.
Join All Students All Science!
Are you interested in interdisciplinary research and discussion? ASAS is a student organization aimed at connecting students from different departments to share research and interdisciplinary ideas, as well as provide information on graduate and professional opportunities.
This club is dedicated to creating a platform for students to practice presenting research for various audiences. If you are interested in presenting your work, sign up here.
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ocean Campus Internship
Oceans Campus is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students of all levels to become a member of the Oceans Research Unit in Mossel Bay, South Africa. The renowned Oceans Research Internship offers a 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity for students to gain hands on practical training in conducting research on South Africa's marine mega-fauna, including the great white shark. Interns join our scientists daily on their research expeditions to conduct groundbreaking research and experiments involving Mossel Bay's sharks and marine mammals.
For more information, please visit the Oceans Campus website.
Geography and Environmental Internships Abroad
GoEco invites students and faculty to participate in geography and environmental internships and volunteer projects abroad!
GoEco alumni have documented their internship and volunteer experiences on our blog. Read inspiring stories, travel highlights, tips and advice related to projects around the world!
Montana Farm Jobs and Internships
The farm season will be here before you know it! Spend your summer outdoors, get your hands dirty and experience the tough and rewarding work of farming or ranching in Montana. Amid the breathtaking views and endless wilderness recreation, Montana boasts an incredible range of agriculture.
On Farm Link Montana, you can find jobs producing wheat and pulses, organic vegetables, cattle, dairy, hops and more. This FREE web resource connects job and internship seekers with Montana farms and ranches. The site features a searchable map displaying farms and ranches with open positions. Read information about each operation and fill out one common application form to apply for all the jobs that interest you.
Call to Action
Net Impact Food Solutions Challenge
Net Impact, a non-profit in Oakland, California, is a network of students and young professionals interested in using their careers for social and environmental good.
The Food Solutions Challenge and it’s based off the question: How might we move towards a carbon neutral or carbon positive food supply chain in the future? Students will receive funding and toolkits to host short campus events addressing these interconnected issues (food production and climate change). Students with the best events will have the chance to compete at the 2017 Global Food Solutions Conference, all-expenses-paid!
Windy City Harvest Youth Farm Internship
Windy City Harvest Youth Farm is currently looking for interns for the summer of 2017. Learn more and apply today!
Study Abroad in Belize
The Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA) offers conservation and ecology courses over the summer in English speaking Belize. CELA courses offer great field work in the jungle, the Belize Zoo, watersheds and on the Mesoamerican reef in the Caribbean Sea.
The CELA summer session runs from May 27-June 24, and the courses carry three credit hours each. For more information, visit the CELA Belize website.
Summer Mosquito Internship
The Northwest Mosquito Abatement District (NWMAD) in Wheeling, Illinois has summer field and laboratory assistant positions to fill. These positions are an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable skills in both field work and in the laboratory.
Contact Patrick Irwin, NWMAD Entomologist, for an application form.
Student Water Samplers Wanted
Tap Water Watch is looking for help collecting water samples and distributing these samples to the laboratory for analysis. Work includes preparing sample bottles, labeling sample bottles, filling sample bottles and completing chains of custody. Samplers will need to ensure that samples are valid and representative based upon federal and state guidelines. Training and work will be performed under the supervision of a water quality supervisor.
Compensation will be based on the number of samples collected per job. Send a current resume to email@example.com to apply.
Vivant Spring Internship
Vivant Gardening Services, a Chicago-based small business providing garden services to residents, restaurants and community groups around the North Side of Chicago, is offering a Spring Internship for its start-of-season projects. Any student working in the Loyola Urban Ag/Environmental Sustainability programs would be a perfect fit.
This internship requires a commitment of 8-12 hours per week and requires availability between 8am-12pm on Thursdays and occasional Saturdays, with exceptions. This is an unpaid internship, with potential for hire to follow. Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Zipcar & IES
Zipcar offers Loyola students membership discounts. Car sharing is a convenient and more sustainable way to drive.
Zipcar locations near Loyola include:
· 1210 W. Arthur
· 6401 N. Sheridan
· 6151 N. Winthrop
· 6214 N Winthrop
· 6007 N. Sheridan
· 1520 W Morse
· 1624 W Morse
FrogTutoring, an educational technology platform that facilitates 1-on-1 private tutoring, is looking to hire Loyola students as tutors and mentors. This is a great opportunity for students to encourage, engage as well give great advice as to what to expect in college to local youth, all while enhancing your resume.
FrogTutoring offers great pay, bonuses, and flexibility. Apply today!
Italy Restoration Summer Field School
The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program is now accepting applications for its summer 2017 field school. The program, now in it's 18th year, is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offering students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy.
Courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in english.
Conscious Impact, a post-earthquake sustainable community development organization based in Takure, Nepal, invites you to volunteer over your spring or summer break. You will gain professional skills through a hands-on sustainable building, sustainable agriculture or early childhood education experience.
Sign up to volunteer here.
Greencorps Crew Supervisor Position
Greencorps Chicago is expanding its work projects with Shawnee National Forest and it is looking for an individual to lead its Chicago crews on work trips. The ideal candidate would be familiar with leading crew camping projects.
For more information, check out this short video.
Conservation Corps Crew Member
Friends of the Forest Preserves is looking for a crew member to participate in its Conservation Corps program. The Friends’ Conservation Corps members work year-round to remove invasive species and restore native plants throughout
the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
To apply send a cover letter, resume and two professional references to Daiva Gylys.
Call to Action
Sustainability Programs Survey
The University of South Dakota currently has an undergraduate major and minor in sustainability that is looking to expand to include a master’s and Ph.D. in sustainability. As part of the process of expanding the Sustainability Program, University of South Dakota is conducting a market analysis to determine undergraduate student interest in pursuing a graduate degree in sustainability.
After you complete the survey, you can enter to be included in a drawing for one of two $50 gift cards.
James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Program
The James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Program provides bright, highly motivated recent college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year. Qualified applicants must have completed a bachelor's or higher graduate degree in the 18 months prior to the program's commencement and must demonstrate a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and community/public service involvement. The program begins on the first weekday in August and ends on July 31st of the following year.
UP Farms Learning Opportunities
UP Farms is one of the only true vertical hydroponic farms in the world. It grows microgreens, leafy greens, and rare fruits 18 ft high in a warehouse in DuPage County 365 days a year. UP's foot print is only 4% of one acre, but its annual grow equivalent is over 8 acres. UP also uses 95% less water than traditional farming.
UP Farms would love to host any and all Loyola students or faculty. The owner, James Ratke is also interested in teaching and speaking to classes. Contact Ratke if you are interested in learning more about UP Farms.
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Internship
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will be sponsoring an paid internship program through the Soil and Water Conservation Districts. This internship would allow for class credit through ENVS 395. If you are interested or have any questions about the program, contact the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Employment with the EPA
The EPA Region 5 is looking for a current undergraduate or graduate student for an environmental engineering/environmental science position. Start as a paid part-time intern while taking classes and then become full-time upon graduation in June or August.
Interested applicants should submit contact information to email@example.com. You will be emailed when the position is posted on USAJOBS.gov.
SER's Certification Program for Ecological Practitioners
The Society for Ecological Restoration is excited to announce its new certification program for ecological restoration practitioners and practitioners-in-training. The program is designed to certify that ecological restoration practitioners meet certain specific qualifications and that they understand the foundations of ecological restoration. Certifications will be valid for 5 years following approval.
Applications will be accepted online during two windows (January-March and July-September). Register for the SER Certification Program Overview Webinar to learn more.
Bradford Woods Outdoor Center
Bradford Woods in Martinsville, Indiana is Indiana University's Outdoor Center that operates 10 weeks of summer camp for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
See the Summer 2017 flyer.
2017 Undergraduate Research Conference at Monmouth College
Students from all colleges and universities are invited to attend the
April 2017 Undergraduate Research Conference on April 21 & 22, 2017.
Co-sponsored by: MJUR (Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research) & Monmouth College. Campus of Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois
Green Networking Opportunity with Chicagoans
Environmental Industry Night brings together anyone in the environmental field, including students and professionals in the non-profit, business, and science sector. On the last Monday of every month, Chicagoans connect on how to build a sustainable career. The group meets in Wicker Park, and it is a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals. Join on LinkedIn or Facebook .
Lost Valley Education & Event Center, Oregon
Are you interested in getting certified in sustainability while enjoying the outdoors? Lost Valley Education Center offers a Holistic Sustainability Semester, where students may spend a summer or semester becoming certified in Permaculture Design and Ecovillage Design. Students will explore the five ladders of sustainability: personal, social, ecological, economic, and worldview. Click
here to learn more about this unique opportunity.
Check out the Nelson Institute's Job Board!
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies out of the University of Wisconsin--Madison has a great job board resource. Check this board often for internships, mid-level and entry-level environmental jobs.
Resource, Management and Environmental Studies Graduate Program
The University of British Columbia's Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability is now accepting applications for its Resource, Management and Environmental Studies (RMES) Graduate Program.
Click here for more information and to apply to a top ranked university for environmental and ecological studies.